What should I expect on my visit?
Your first visit will last approximately 60-90 minutes (please let your acupuncturist know if you need to leave at a certain time) and will include reviewing your personal questionnaire together, a brief health history, relevant examinations including traditional tongue and pulse and creating a treatment plan. We also prescribe herbal treatments as necessary to complement therapy. In more complex cases it's likely we will need to schedule an herbal consultation in order to get more information on your health history. If possible, please fill out our intake form before arriving for your visit.
Does acupuncture hurt?
Acupuncture is the insertion of hair-thin needles into specific points on the body, avoiding all vessels and moving quickly through the superficial skin, thus avoiding pain. Occasionally you will feel a heavy or achy sensation around the needle or even a twitching muscle, but if there is any discomfort, please let us know so we can make you comfortable. Most patients deeply relax and often fall asleep.
What does acupuncture treat?
General: Allergies, Asthma, Sinusitis, Headaches, TMJ, Back Pain, Sciatica, Musculoskeletal Problems, Insomnia, Anxiety, Dizziness, Depression, High Blood Pressure, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Addictions, Indigestion, Constipation, Sexual Dysfunction, Post-Operative Recovery, Palliative Care.
Women’s Health: Menstrual Irregularities, Menopause, Conception Difficulties, Pregnancy, Childbirth, Lactation Difficulties, Postpartum, Ovarian and Uterine Problems.
Men’s Health: Prostate, Infertility, Impotence.
Pediatrics: Asthma, Cough, Digestive Problems, Behavioral Problems, Ear Infections, Sleep Problems.
Preventative Health: Prevention, Stress Management, Wellness, Seasonal Attunemen
Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical problems.
The beauty of chinese medicine is its ability to treat the whole person, not just symptoms.