What To Expect
At your first appointment a full health history will be taken and questions asked regarding symptoms, health and lifestyle. Your pulses (three on each wrist) will be checked, and your tongue examined. These diagnostic techniques are used in Chinese Medicine to help determine where the imbalance lies in your body. This information is then organized to create an accurate and comprehensive diagnosis.
After the interview process, you will receive a treatment. The procedure is painless. Tiny hair thin needles are inserted into specific points of the body to balance your natural energy. The needles stay in for a short time, usually 30 to 45 minutes, while you rest. During the treatment, as you desire, music can be played and the lights turned down. Many patients become so relaxed during a treatment that they drift off to sleep.
What to Expect After Treatment
Every patient responds differently to Acupuncture. Your relief may be immediate, delayed for a few hours, or even develop after one to three days. The effects usually last for a few hours on the first visit, or relief may last from the first treatment until your next visit. The effects of Acupuncture lasts longer with each successive treatment, and are cumulative, which means each treatment builds upon the other.
Each patient is unique
Acupuncture is a process. It is very rare for any Acupuncturist to be able to resolve a problem with one treatment. The number and frequency of treatments will vary form patient to patient. A course of treatment is usually 6-10 treatments. While individual healing responses vary, acute conditions tend to resolve more quickly and chronic conditions need more time. Please be patient with your body as it works to find health and balance.