The first component of a treatment is a consultation that allows us to gain a complete picture of your past and current health. A physical examination, pulse and tongue diagnosis will be taken to assess your body's state of health. Based on our observations and your input we will be able to make a diagnosis which will lead us to a treatment plan.
The acupuncture treatment itself consists of the insertions of tiny thread like needles into points along pathways of energy called meridians. We use only pre-sterilized and individually packaged disposable needles.
A treatment may also include other modalities such as cupping, electro-acupuncture, moxibustion, gwa sha, plum blossom, anma and tui-na massage.
An herbal prescription may be given to treat your condition. We use only the highest quality of Chinese herbal medicinals.
A personalized wellness program may be tailored for you including dietary changes, detoxification cleanses, lifestyle changes, prescribed exercises including Qi Gong, Tai Qi, Yoga and meditation.
Pediatric patients may be treated with other modalities and in some cases needles or tacs (tiny needles attached to tape or stickers that stay on the skin for a prescribed period of time).
As in any form of healing, the patient's attitude, diet, determination and lifestyle will affect the outcome of the course of treatment. We encourage our patients to actively participate in their healing process.
Many conditions may be alleviated very rapidly by acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. However, some conditions that have evolved over several years will be relieved only with slow steady progress.
During the treatment most patients experience a sense of relaxation and well-being.