April Bui Holistic Acupuncture

Houston, TX  .  Memorial Spring Branch

Contact Us  .  713-922-3474

Welcome New Patient,

On this page you will find practical information about what to do and what to expect on your first visit at our clinic. Details about your health will be discussed during your visit and you will have plenty of opportunity to address any concerns that you may have about your conditions with our acupuncturist. You are our priority and we want your experience at our clinic to be very satisfactory. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

How to prepare for your first visit:

  • You may download and fill out the patient forms ahead of time and bring them to your appointment.
  • Bring information of all medications which you are taking as well as test or lab results pertinent to your condition.
  • Dress in loose, relaxing clothes. Shorts and t-shirt are preferred.
  • Don't come to the treatment very hungry or very full. It's best to eat moderately 1-2 hours prior to your appointment.
  • Avoid excessive caffeine, alcohol, or drug consumption before the treatment.
  • The total time you will spend on the first visit is approximately 1 hour 45 minutes.

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What to expect in your acupuncture session:

  • Your acupuncture treatment will be administered after an in-depth assessment of your condition and discussion about your treatment plan.‚Äč


  • Treatment is normally administered with your clothes on. If disrobing is required, you will be draped properly.


  • After the needles are inserted, you stay on the treatment table for thirty minutes while the needles do their work. 


  • Your thirty minutes of treatment should be comfortable and relaxing. You may want to sleep, meditate, or just rest deeply.


  • You may experience various energetic sensations while the needles are retained and it is normal. Some of the common energetic effects reported by our patients are momentary pain, itch, numbness, heavy sensation of the body, their bodies feel stuck to the treatment table, involuntary movement of limbs, felt like they were sinking into the treatment table, out of body experience, spiritual or mystical states, nonordinary psychic experiences.


  • Many of our patients experienced very deep sleep during their acupuncture treatment. According to research, the level of rejuvenation that a person gets from a thirty minute session of acupuncture is equivalent to a good, solid eight hours of sleep! This is one of the reasons why acupuncture is such a powerful treatment for stress.


  • When your time is up, our acupuncturist returns to the room to remove your needles. This completes your treatment. You can expect the same routine every time you come for an acupuncture session.


  • We wish you a comfortable and enjoyable first treatment at our clinic!