What to expect during an
Step 1, we will go over the confidential intake and evaluation. I will ask question to get more details about what is going on. Then using diagnostic tools like tongue and pulse readings, I will be able to find the proper protocol for your condition. We will then go over the findings and all your concerns about receiving Acupuncture.
In the 2nd step, you get to relax on a very comfortable treatment table especially designed for Acupuncture. Using extremely fine flexible sterile needles that are inserted into the specific points on your body that correlates to your aliment. These encourage a healing response. The mapping for the needle placement has been around for thousands of years. Acupuncture involves very minimal discomfort. The vast majority of my clients don't even feel the needles as they are inserted. This is possible because professional technique and the diameter of the needles being extremely small. The duration in time that the needles will stay in place will vary according to the specific situation, but usually they are left in place 30-45min.
I believe in treating the whole person, not just one tool like Acupuncture. I may add other great modalities like cupping, gua sha, tui na (medical massage), electro-stimulation and Asian Herbal Medicine. Almost without exception, my clients report a profound relaxation after each session.
How quickly does it work? How many treatments do I need?
Short answer — it varies a lot.
Slightly longer answer –
Many people feel very relaxed right after acupuncture and then experience a noticeable improvement in symptoms around 4 – 24 hours after treatment.
In the beginning, the improvement may last from a few days to a week or so. Each treatment adds to the cumulative healing effect. What we are always looking for a reduction in the frequency, intensity, and duration of symptoms.
If you're contemplating making some positive changes in your health, give me a call and lets chat. We can make an appointment at that time if you would like. I'm dedicated to creating a personalized plan to assist you while honoring your body, mind and spirit.
Wear loose comfortable clothes if possible. This allows us to easily access the acupuncture points. Try not to come hungry, and please bring any questions or concerns you might have.
Before your visit
Please download the New Patient Form and Consent Form. Take time to thoroughly complete at home, and bring to your first appointment. You can also just come to your 1st visit 10min. early to fill them out.