Is it okay to eat before an acupuncture session?
Aram Akopyan (Glendale, CA) on Jan 3, 2012
It is not only OK but recommended. Just don't overeat. A small amount of food or some fruit is a good idea, since we work with your body's qi.
Vanessa McKay (Orangeburg, NY) on Jan 3, 2012
It is actually a good idea to eat something light (with protein) 45 min to 2 hours prior to treatment. Some people can feel dizzy or light-headed after treatment.
Nanci Simari (Eastport, NY) on Jan 3, 2012
Yes. You should have a small meal. It keeps you from getting a little dizzy or faint. You don't want to be too full that you can't lie down comfortably. But a little sustenance is a good thing.
Rebecca Vasquez (San Diego, CA) on Jan 3, 2012
YES! You should eat before an acupuncture session! You want to have something in your stomach for sure. If you are very hungry, you might become dizzy (or even faint!). But you don't want to get acupuncture right after pigging out. It is best to have a small meal in your belly at the time you are treated. If you need more info or would like a referral to an acupuncturist in your area, feel free to email me. Best, Rebecca Vasquez, L.Ac. (in San Diego) www.acumaster.com
Daniel Cook (Woodinville, WA) on Jan 3, 2012
Eating is usually encouraged before an acupuncture session. An acupuncture treatment may cause a short-term drop in blood sugar, and many patients report a feeling of dizziness as a result. This is best avoided by making sure you have eaten within an hour or two before your appointment. However, your case may be unique. Be sure to ask your acupuncturist if there are any concerns before your session.
Michael Julien (Solana Beach, CA) on Jan 3, 2012
Yes. It's advisable to eat before an acupuncture appointment. Try to consume some protein with your meal prior to the appointment. Eat well as much as possible (good quality whole foods) but especially before and after your treatment. Avoid alcohol and caffeine before and after your treatments.
Wanyun Zhong (Atlanta, GA) on Jan 3, 2012
Yes, it is perfectly fine to eat before an acupuncture treatment.
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