Everybody responds differently to acupuncture. Some people will need more acupuncture treatments, some may need less.Everybody is unique in its needs; what works for someone may not work for you.
There are many systems and protocols for acupuncture. Some systems work better for some patients than others.If you don’t feel your current treatment is working, let us know!
Chronic issues/needs are generally treated with acupuncture for at least 10 to 20 visits.
Acute issues/needs are generally treated with acupuncture for at least 6 to 10 visits.
Be honest with your feedback. We base how we treat you in your follow-up care based on how you are feeling. If you were pain-free for 3 days but it came back the 4th day tell us that. Yes, acupuncture is still working even though your pain came back!
In general, we will need to see you 2x a week in the beginning. We may suggest for 3 times a week, based on your individual needs.
Acupuncture may make you feel worse before you start feeling better. Yes, this is normal and nothing went wrong!Please let us know about it if this happens for you, and please don’t keep it a secret!
Some people can bruise from acupuncture- this is a side effect, and is normal. Should this happen, please let us know and don’t keep it a secret!
Other side effects of acupuncture is better sleep, less stress and better general health!
If you have questions, please ask them- we are here to help! You can also text the office at 203.257.7550, or email us at Joe@StratfordAcupuncture.com
If you feel that you have plateaued with your treatment, please tell us. The beauty of acupuncture is we have many ways to treat the same problem!
If there is a service that we don’t offer or if there is some type of change you would like to see in your treatment, please let us know. In most cases, we will be able to accommodate you!(Sitting up instead of laying face-down, having a blanket, turning off the heat on a table, etc)
We have mylar thermal blankets for your use.If you want to use a blanket during your treatment, please feel free to let us know at any time!
Every treatment table has a heater on it. If you want the heat turned on or off, please let us know!
For your convenience, every room has a pager to reach the front desk. Please feel free to use it to connect with us during your session should you need to!
If you decide to stop/quit treatment after 2 or 3 sessions know that this is not a sufficient amount of time to allow the acupuncture treatments to work.We understand it’s frustrating to suffer through pain and tension, however, acupuncture treats the cause of the issue, not just the symptoms.This means that it can take a few weeks to see true responses to your treatment!
Millions of people are affected by mental illness each year. NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) states that 1 in 5 people in the United States experience mental illness, and 1 in 20 adults in the U.S. experience serious mental illness.
We will start taking in-office patients again for acupuncture treatment starting May 4, 2020, and along with that, our office will be adapting appropriate measures to ensure the safety of our patients and staff.
I don't think that allergy season got the memo that we are already dealing with the stress of not feeling well during a pandemic; wondering if symptoms are merely due to seasonal allergies or something else can be the straw that broke the camel's back!