Post-treatment for Medical Acupuncture

& Integrative Concierge Medicine

Patient Information: Post Medical Acupuncture treatment instructions 

Over the years, Dr. Chen has codified the most effective post-treatment regimen for his treatments.  As soon as you can after the treatment, in the comfort of your own (parked) vehicle or home,  take a 10-15 minute nap.  This brief rest period leads to a “resetting” of the body’s energy, enabling your body to incorporate the information and changes that have been transmitted to your body and mind.  For those individuals who “don’t nap” or cannot fall asleep, it is perfectly acceptable to assume a lying down or reclining position, eyes closed, for 10-15 minutes.


There should be no use of  personal handheld electronics, books, television, or other forms of stimulation.   Music (if used at all) should be kept soft.  After this brief post-treatment regimen is completed, you are free to return to your normal daily activities, although especially vigorous or draining activities are discouraged.

If you cannot rest directly after treatment, please at least try to go to bed early on the night of the treatment.  

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