Your First Visit

When you book your first appointment online you  will be asked to complete a comprehensive intake form. The acupuncture intake form asks questions about your current state of health, past illnesses, and family history. These questions are important because the holistic approach of Oriental medicine takes everything into account. Your current symptoms may not seem related to past health issues, but our bodies are complex landscapes and everything that happens to them leaves its mark.

After reviewing your intake form, we will discuss your condition, and I will examine your pulse and tongue, which are two of the basic diagnostic methods of Oriental medicine. The acupuncture points I choose will depend on your condition, but you can expect approximately 20 needles or less. Once the needles are inserted,  you will be left to lie comfortably for 15-20 minutes with the needles in place and in some cases longer depending on the treatment. Many people find acupuncture treatment deeply relaxing, and it is not uncommon for patients to fall asleep during this time.

Initial visits usually take about one and a half to two hours to complete.  Follow-up treatments are usually take about one hour in length but could go longer if needed.  Please make sure you wear comfortable clothing and have a small snack about thirty minutes or so before your appointment.  Please do not brush or scrape your tongue the day of your appointment.  If possible pleae do not apply any lotions unless prescribed by your Doctor.

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Your First Visit - The Center For Advanced Acupuncture in Elkton, MD

Dr. Peter Marek offers Acupuncture in Elkton, MD


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