Acupuncture is a branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) where points on the body are stimulated with sterile single use acupuncture needles. Stimulating these points helps regulate the flow of Qi - in TCM theory, most “disease” arises from abnormal Qi flow. The practitioner does an in depth consultation to get a full picture of the mind, body, and spirit to come up with an individual diagnosis and treatment plan that addresses the root of symptoms.
There are many common illnesses that acupuncture can help treat including:
And so much more!
Your practitioner will review the in-depth intake form you completed, and will gather any extra information they made need to come up with a TCM diagnosis. This diagnosis takes into account your whole body, mind, and spirit so that treatment can be specifically tailored to your individual needs at that time.
Next, your practitioner will review the treatment process, and if you’re ready to go, treatment will begin! Your practitioner will go over which areas will be needled; this can include both local points (think: shoulder pain = points on the shoulder) and distal points (points not near the area to be treated). You may also have other modalities recommended such as: cupping, gua sha, electro-acupuncture, auricular therapy, acupressure, tui na, or moxibustion. Any treatment recommended will be reviewed so you have the opportunity to ask questions.
Your treatment is not complete without a plan. Your acupuncturist will review the recommended frequency of treatments for your condition, as well as any home care that may help with your healing. Most people notice the greatest benefit after 5-8 treatments.
Please set aside up to 90 minutes for this appointment so there’s plenty of time to gather all the information needed for an impactful treatment and plan.
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