Many people have a basic idea of what acupuncture involves. It has been around for a very long time and has been proven effective as a treatment for many types of muscular pain, minor injuries, headaches, stress and even arthritis pain. Acupuncture can be combined with other treatment types, like physiotherapy, chiropractic treatment, massage and osteopathy.
If you have never had an acupuncture treatment, you may be feeling a little unsure about what it will be like during the treatment. Is there anything you should do to prepare? And what should you do (or not do) after acupuncture treatment? The good news is that acupuncture does not require much preparation and does not need much in the way of recovery either.
Here are some of the things you should expect after your acupuncture treatment:
- You will be very relaxed. It is okay to go back to work (though we hope you don’t have to), drive your automobile and resume most normal activities right after treatment is completed. If you can take a nap or extend your relaxed state in any way, this is a great idea. Keeping the TV off is another great way to continue feeling relaxed and avoid incoming stimuli.
- You should keep your exercise routine on the lighter side. Whatever your typical exercise routine is, you might want to keep it a little lighter directly following acupuncture treatment. If you usually go for an evening run, for example, maybe take a walk instead.
- Take care of yourself. It may be best to avoid alcohol and caffeinated drinks like coffee. Avoid processed foods and refined sugars. Eat food that is high in nutrients. If you are recovering from an injury, choose heat and not ice to keep your blood flowing after your treatment.
Here at Innisfil Wellness Centre, we are proud to offer a wide range of services including acupuncture. Our customer service is a top priority, which is why we try to make sure our offering of services is well-rounded, and our office has evening and weekend hours for your convenience. We also offer direct billing to reduce your out-of-pocket costs.