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maine acupuncture

What to Expect

Wear loose, comfortable clothes that can be pulled up and allow access to the lower leg and forearm.

It is a good idea to eat something a few hours before treatment.  If this is your first visit, please read our welcome letter and fill out the intake forms.


If you are unable to do so, please arrive 10 minutes before your appointment to complete the forms at the clinic.

Please refrain from wearing any perfumes or scented oils!  Many patients, including pregnant women and those undergoing radiation and chemotherapy, are very sensitive to fragrances.  If possible, set aside time after your treatment to rest.

  • When You Arrive
    Hang up your coat, visit the restroom if you need to.  In the reception counter, there is a slot for payments. If you pay by cash, please put your payment in an envelope provided and write your name on the envelope with the dry-erase marker before dropping into the slot. Checks made out to DECA can go directly into the slot.  Returning patients can proceed directly into the treatment rooms. On your way in, you may grab a blanket if you wish.  Find a recliner, place your socks, shoes and belongings by the recliner and make yourself comfortable.  If you are a new patient, please take a seat in the waiting area.

  • Your First Visit
    You and the acupuncturist will go through the health history forms, discuss your health and what brought you to the clinic.  The acupuncturist will check your pulses and suggest a treatment plan for you.  

  • Your Return Visits
    Choose a recliner and get settled in.  Your acupuncturist will greet you and discreetly ask about your health and the status of your condition.  She will insert the needles, ensure that you are comfortable before she leaves you to rest and let the needles do their job.  A typical session can last from 30 minutes to an hour.

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