What to Expect

During the initial exam a full health history is taken. Questions are asked regarding health, symptoms and lifestyle. An appropriate physical exam is conducted, including pulse and tongue diagnosis.

Gathering this information enables the practitioner to effectively diagnose and detect any specific imbalances of Qi that may have contributed to a persons health problems. The practitioner can then create a well-structured treatment plan.

Once the imbalances of Qi are detected, an acupuncturist will place fine, sterile needles at specific acupoints along meridian pathways. This safe and painless insertion of the needles can unblock the obstruction and balance Qi where it has become unbalanced. Once this is done, Qi can freely circulate throughout the body, providing adequate nourishment to cells, organs, glands, tissues and muscles. This can eliminate pain and restore balance and harmony, as well as the body’s ability to heal itself—ultimately leading to optimal health and well-being.

Your first visit typically lasts an hour and a half and includes an acupuncture treatment of 25-30 minutes. Your subsequent visits will be shorter – usually an hour long. At those times, I will assess your progress followed by an acupuncture treatment with any necessary adjustments to improve your condition. One of the benefits of acupuncture experienced by many patients is a deep sense of relaxation that often carries over into their daily lives reducing stress and improving their overall quality of life.

Typically acupuncture treatments are initially given twice a week. If the condition is acute and severe, treatments may be given more frequently until the condition starts to come under control. The exact duration of treatment depends on the condition, your basic level of health, and how well you respond to acupuncture.

Acupuncture is a safe, effective and drug-free therapy that can help address a wide variety of common ailments and problems.

I welcome any questions and look forward to the opportunity to serve you.