"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." – Lao-tzu
Initial visits generally last from 11/2 – 2 hours. I will take a detailed health history, perform a physical exam, and provide you with your unique treatment plan.
During your first exam, l spend time getting to know you and your health concerns. You may be asked a wide range of questions about your symptoms, eating, exercise, sleep habits, emotional states and anything that may offer insight into your health.
Also, diagnostic tools that are unique to acupuncture and Chinese medicine such as tongue and pulse diagnosis are employed.
Your treatment plan
Once enough information has been gathered, you'll receive a comprehensive diagnosis and a treatment plan.
Getting the most out of treatment
For the best treatment results, keep a few things in mind:
- Please show up on time
- Don't eat a large meal before your visit
- Wear loose, comfortable clothes, minimal makeup and no perfumes
- Feel free to m ake a list of any questions or concerns to be discussed wth me
- Refrain from overexertion, drugs or alcohol for at least six hours after treatment
- Follow your treatment plan between visits
- Keep all of your appointments, as each visit builds upon the previous ones
How treatment works
To treat any Qi imbalances, fine, sterile needles will be inserted at specific acupuncture points along the meridian pathways. These acupuncture points will concentrate on areas related to specific organs, based on your unique issues and symptoms.
I may include other related therapies in your treatment plan, such as cupping or moxabustion. Herbal remedies are another important aspect of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, and it is important to understand and follow the treatment plan in order to get the most benefit from these treatments.
Your role in the healing process
Your actions are a key component of your treatment plan. Focusing on your health and committing to a healthy lifestyle are the best steps you can take for your well-being. Together, we can partner on a journey which can heal your imbalances and help you achieve harmony and balance.
Even after your symptoms are resolved, acupuncture can assist you in maintaining your health, and possibly prevent future imbalances. The more you incorporate acupuncture and TCM into your life, the more you'll learn to nurture your body, mind and spirit.
Acupuncture is not an instant fix
True healing takes time and dedication. Depending on your current health and symptoms, you could feel better right away, or you may need treatments for weeks, months or years to achieve the results you want. Together, we will create an idea of what to expect. With a little patience and an open mind, you'll be on your way to health and vitality.
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine offer a safe and effective holistic health care system. This natural approach can both resolve symptoms and enhance your overall health.
By taking the right steps and planting the seeds of health, you are on the road to a healthier you!
I support you in your quest to LIVE VIBRANTLY!!!!