Acupuncture First Appointment: Initial Exam and Treatment-60 Minutes
Follow Up Treatments-45 Minutes
Each session includes evaluation and acupuncture treatment. You may add other modalities such as Fire Cupping, Moxabustion, Guasha, Tuning Forks, Nutritional Counseling, Exercises, Tui Na, or Massage Therapy to your session.
How Does Acupuncture Feel?
Many of my patients are new to acupuncture. I empathize with people who fear needles, therefore, I use a gentle method so you feel relaxed and rejuvenated. I use premium Japanese Acupuncture needles that are flexible and about the size of a human hair. These are significantly different from hypodermic injection needles. In fact, they are so much smaller that twenty can fit into one hypodermic needle. With Acupuncture, you may feel a slight sensation or you may not feel them at all. Once placed, you may feel a pleasant sensation of warmth, tingling or heaviness. This is your own bioelectric current moving through your body.
Typically, you will rest comfortably for 10-30 minutes. The treatment rooms are equipped with heated tables, relaxing music and soft sheets.
Most of my patients find acupuncture very calming and relaxing and often fall into a restful sleep during treatments.
How Can Acupuncture Help You?
- Treats you holistically so we will to treat all of your health concerns simultaneously.
- Complements your other medical care and has no unpleasant side effects.
- Is safe, effective and affordable
- Improves mental focus and productivity, helping you with athletic performance, work presentations and passing an exam
- Reduces the effects of stress on your body and calms your mind
- Improves your sleep and increases your energy
What is the course of treatment? How Long Does It Take To See Results?
During the course of treatment you can expect to have more energy and sleep better while your symptoms improve.
The initial course of treatment is 10 sessions. Typically, most conditions show improvement around the 6th session. Acute conditions resolve quickly, while chronic conditions take longer. Chronic health issues and imbalances require several rounds of treatment. Factors including your general health, lifestyle, and diet influence results.
The effects of treatments are cumulative. Acupuncture treats the root of the problem, therefore a series of treatments is required to resolve your condition. A typical course of treatment is 10 sessions, administered twice a week, followed by a maintenance plan of fewer sessions and lifestyle recommendations customized to you.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Acupuncture is a complete system of medicine, known for preventing and treating illness for over 3000 years.
In a nutshell, your body is composed of a network of complex bioelectric circuits called meridians. Qi is the traditional term to describe the electrical current that travels along meridians. Acupuncture activates specific points along the meridians to balance the current, while treating pain, illness and dysfunction. All living things including plants, animals, water and air have bioelectrical current. It is essential to maintain smooth current throughout your body not only for treating pain and illness but also for improving your well being.
What Does Acupuncture Treat?
The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture as an effective therapy for many medical conditions, including:
Pain: Bone, Muscle, And Nervous System
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Knee Pain
- Knee pain
- Elbow pain (Medial and Lateral Epicondylitis)
- Jaw and face pain
- Muscle pulls & strains
- Joint Pain
- Pre/post surgical
- Car accident recovery
- Blood Pressure Balance
- Cold Hands & Feet
Immune System Support
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Post Surgical Recovery