If you have chosen to start with a free Acupuncture consultation, your first visit will last approximately 30 minutes. During this time your practitioner will review your paperwork and answer any questions you may have about how Acupuncture and other Oriental Medicine therapies may benefit you.
Consultations are primarily a time for you to get your questions answered so that you can decide whether you wish to proceed with treatment. If you choose to go ahead with Acupuncture, your next visit will be an Initial Treatment.
Your Initial Oriental Medicine Treatment
An Initial Treatment will last approximately one and a half hours, regardless of whether you have had a previous consultation appointment or not. During an Initial Treatment, your practitioner will ask many detailed questions about your primary area of concern, as well as about your digestion, temperature, sleep and work habits, diet, and general stress level. The Health History Questionnaire is an important element of this review.
After this initial intake is complete, the practitioner will look at your tongue, take your pulse, and make an Oriental medical diagnosis. This initial phase of the appointment is an opportunity for the practitioner to gather the information needed to develop a treatment plan for your unique case.
In addition to this diagnosis and treatment plan phase, your Initial Treatment appointment will also include your first treatment, which may include several modalities including Acupuncture, micro-current electrical stimulation of needles, bio-magnetic stimulation of acupuncture points, and heat application.
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Please note: You should never discontinue doctor-prescribed medications without consulting your doctor.
Please be sure to advise your practitioner if you are vegan or vegetarian, and if you have any food/medication/environmental allergies or sensitivities.