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What to Expect From Acupuncture Treatment

If you are new to acupuncture treatment at Back in Balance Wellness Center, it’s natural to wonder what to expect during your first visit and whether acupuncture is the right treatment for your wellness needs. Acupuncture plays an important role in not only pain management and injury rehabilitation, but also stress relief and treating common issues like GERD and acid reflux. This information will help you better understand our approach to acupuncture treatment, what to expect during your first visit with our acupuncturist serving Bangor and Brewer, and how acupuncture treatment can enhance your quality of life.

Your First Visit to Back in Balance Wellness Center

During you first visit to our wellness center, our acupuncturist will take a detailed personal health history and conduct a brief physical exam. We may also use diagnostic tools that are unique to Traditional Chinese Medicine, including tongue and pulse diagnosis. A full understanding of your health history is especially important for developing a personalized acupuncture treatment plan. While various health problems may not appear to be related at first glance, oftentimes these distinct issues are actually symptoms of a much bigger underlying imbalance in the body. Our acupuncturist serving Bangor and Brewer follows a ‘whole body’ approach to treatment. This means we not only seek to relieve your pain or discomfort, but to enhance all aspects of your health. By understanding the full nature of your symptoms, we can create custom treatment programs supporting better health from within.

Your personalized treatment plan is developed in conjunction with your current symptoms and health goals. This plan will include an assessment of your underlying imbalances, a treatment timeline, the type of treatment you will receive, and tips for getting the most out of treatment. We want you to feel comfortable and confident with your treatment decision.

How Acupuncture Treatment Works

During an acupuncture treatment session, our acupuncturist will insert long, thin sterile needles into specific pressure points along the body. These pressure points are linked with underlying imbalances that have been identified during the initial diagnostic exam. Different points along the body are associated with different health conditions, such as back pain, migraines, acid reflux and stress. Your custom treatment plan will target these specific points to bring balance back to the body. Depending on your wellness needs, our acupuncturist may also suggest herbal therapies that can enhance overall treatment.

What to Expect from Acupuncture Treatments

While you may experience immediate pain relief benefits and an overall improvement in your health after just a few treatment sessions, remember that acupuncture is not a “quick fix”. The best treatment results are achieved by following a long-term program that includes a commitment to a healthy lifestyle and balanced nutrition. While every patient is different, generally we recommend a series of treatments over several weeks or months for best results. We want to empower you to better health!

For more information or to schedule an appointment with our acupuncturist serving Bangor and Brewer, call 207-747-2633.

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