Acupuncture In Frisco, TX: What To Expect From Your First Appointment

Acupuncture Frisco TXThere are many people who associate acupuncture in Frisco, TX solely with alternative or Eastern medical practices; but, the truth is that acupuncture is being used every day in the United States and in North Texas by chiropractors and other Western physicians.  According to the American Chiropractic Association, an estimated 8.2 billion Americans have visited a practitioner of acupuncture and for good reason.  Acupuncture can help relieve a variety of conditions including migraines and other headaches, low back pain, fibromyalgia, knee and elbow pain, menstrual pain and much more.  

If you are considering acupuncture in Frisco, TX because it is a non-invasive and non-drug therapy with few to no side effects, here’s what you can expect from your first appointment:

✦ The acupuncturist will discuss the complaint you’re seeking treatment for and he’ll ask you questions about your general health.  He’ll be looking for information about physical concerns like pain, sleep, energy, digestion, heart and lung function and more.  

✦ The acupuncturist will examine your face with special emphasis on your tongue.  The tongue is an extremely useful tool when it comes to finding out what’s happening inside your body, especially in your gastrointestinal system.  Differences in tongue size, shape, color and coating are connected to various disharmonies in your body’s systems.  

✦ The acupuncturist will check your pulse; but unlike a conventional medical checkup, the pulse-taking will likely be longer and more involved.  Acupuncture practitioners will usually thoroughly palpate the pulse in three positions on each wrist to check not only your pulse rate but pulse strength and beat pattern, vessel tension, depth, length and character.  Your pulse is a direct link to every area of your body including your vital organs.

✦ The acupuncturist will insert the needles – usually about 12 needles – into your skin for anywhere from 5 to 20 minutes.  These needles are often placed in spots on your body that are far removed from the area that’s bothering you.  Because the needles are extremely fine, insertion of them has a minimal amount of pain associated with it – usually nothing more than a slight pinching feeling.  Sometimes the needles are gently moved or stimulated with electricity or heat.  Extraction of the needles is painless.  

There is generally no recovery time needed after treatments so you’ll be able to resume your normal schedule afterwards.  If acupuncture in Frisco, TX is an avenue of pain management you’d like to explore, call us at Tieperman Health & Wellness at (214) 705-1799 or contact us online at

Acupuncture Frisco TX
Frisco TX Chiropractor | Tieperman Health & Wellness
8760 3rd St
Frisco, Texas 75034

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