HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AFTER AN ACUPUNCTURE SESSION (PART II)

July 25, 2018

There are so many benefits from doing acupuncture. It can help with pain relief, as well as treating anxiety and depression. However, in order for you to get the full range of benefits, you need to take care of yourself afterward.

So, what else can you do after your acupuncture treatment to ensure that it is working as effectively as possible?

It is very important for you to drink plenty of water. Your body can easily become dehydrated after an acupuncture treatment so you need to make sure that you are drinking plenty of water.

And avoid caffeine and alcohol. You need to avoid drinking caffeine and alcohol because they will dehydrate you even more.

You also need to watch what you eat. Heavy meals can slow your body down so you should try to eat light food like fruits and vegetables. Make sure that you eat a good healthy protein. You should avoid processed foods and foods that are high in sugar.

Come up with a schedule and follow it. Most of the time, one session is not enough to help. Some recommend coming in weekly for awhile and then coming in monthly or every other month as needed to keep feeling better. However, you should discuss this with your acupuncturist.

Follow any of their other tips. Your acupuncturist is a great source of knowledge so don’t be afraid to ask any questions that you are having. They may also be able to point you in the right direction if you are looking for more herbal medicine instead of the traditional kind.

If you want to get the full benefits of your acupuncture sessions, you must drink plenty of water and watch what you eat. You should also follow the treatment schedule that your acupuncturist recommends. You may need to come in regularly in the beginning before you can cut back.

If you are looking for a more natural approach to your health, contact us today. We would be glad to help you get started on this journey, whether you are interested in acupuncture or even herbal medicine.

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