If you haven’t already filled out your paperwork, I will ask you to do so before we get started; please arrive at least 20 minutes early to do this.
Please prepare for your visit by doing the following:
- Eat at least an hour before your session, but don’t arrive hungry. A snack within the hour is fine.
- Come well-hydrated.
- Wear (or bring) loose-fitting clothing, or be prepared to remove clothes (in which case, you will be carefully draped with a sheet).
- If possible, avoid consuming alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, or foods & beverages that color your tongue (such as coffee or tea) immediately prior to treatment.
- Avoid vigorous exercise or sexual activity within the hour before (and after) treatment.
Ideally, you would schedule your appointment so that you don’t have to rush into a very high-pressure-, physically-, or emotionally challenging situation immediately after. When that’s not possible, please let me know so I can plan a treatment appropriate to your needs that day.
After your treatment, please do what you can to relax and take it easy for the rest of the day, avoid exposure to cold or strong drafts of wind, and refrain from heavy exertion. If you can avoid using alcohol or other strong substances, that will also be helpful. All modalities of Chinese medicine offer the body-mind-spirit new information to incorporate, which can take time. Healing will be most thorough when time and space are allotted in which lasting transformation can take place.