Your first visit will begin with a no-pressure consultation. Our practitioners will not proceed with treatment unless they feel confident they will be able to help you.
Each visit will last about one hour.
New patients will be asked to complete a full health history. Questions will be asked regarding symptoms, health and lifestyle. Your acupuncturist also may check pulses and your tongue and may conduct a physical exam. Some insurance companies require a variety of pain, mobility, and/or lifestyle assessments. Vital signs may be taken before each visit. Your acupuncturist may provide you with at-home care suggestions, therapeutic exercises, or herbal medications.
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.
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine is a safe, effective and drug-free therapy that can help address a wide variety of common ailments and problems.