We offer the following services Acupuncture Cosmetic Acupuncture Electro- Stim Cupping Gua Sha Moxa Tongue and Pulse diagnosis
About your first visit
Initial visits are 90-minutes and consist of an in-depth health history intake from both a Chinese medicine and conventional medicine perspective. Tongue and pulse diagnosis are also assessed and followed by an acupuncture treatment. Other modalities such as cupping, tuina or shiatsu massage, electro-acupuncture, guasha, and moxa may also be used as needed during treatment. Herbal medicine may also be prescribed at this time. During the first visit we determine which systems are out of balance and with this information we can then take into account your main goals and concerns and design an appropriate treatment plan.
Return visits are about 50 to 60 minutes and incorporate a 10 to 20 minute reevaluation followed by a treatment. As with the initial visit, modalities such as cupping, tuina or shiatsu massage, electro-acupuncture, guasha, and moxa may also be used as needed during treatment. Herbal medicine may also be prescribed at this time. This is a great time to discuss your progress and to reevaluate your treatment plan. Please bring up any feelings or ideas you may have, as collaboration is the best way to achieve your healthcare goals.
What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used medical procedures in the world. Chinese medicine originated in China more than 3,000 years ago. The term acupuncture describes procedures involving stimulation of anatomical points on the body by a variety of techniques. American practices of acupuncture incorporate medical traditions from China, Japan, Korea, and other countries. The technique most commonly involves penetrating the skin with hair thin, solid, stainless steal, one time use needles that are manipulated by the hands or by electrical stimulation.
Does Acupuncture hurt? Is it safe? People experience acupuncture differently, but most feel no or minimal pain as the needles are inserted. Some people are energized by treatment, while others feel relaxed. Most commonly, people feel a sensation of heaviness or an achy sensation at points. Some people even feel sensations along exact acupuncture meridians. Relatively few complications from the use of acupuncture have been reported to the FDA in light of the millions of people treated each year and the number of acupuncture needles used. It is a very safe practice when practiced by a Licensed Acupuncturist.