Your First Visit
Your first treatment will begin with an extensive interview covering most aspects of your health and habits. The practitioner will then look at your tongue and feel your pulse. All the information will be assessed to create a total picture of your state of health. If we feel that Chinese medicine would be effective for you, a plan for your treatment will then be created. An acupuncture treatment will be given and an herbal formula will be created especially for you. Your first treatment will take about 90 minutes, with subsequent treatments lasting 45-60 minutes.
Acupuncture uses hair-thin needles and is generally
painless. A dull or achy sensation may be felt with needle insertion and this is very normal. All needles used are ONE-TIME USE, sterile and disposable. Most people
find acupuncture very relaxing; in fact, many patients fall asleep
on the table.
To prepare for an acupuncture treatment:
- Wear comfortable clothing
- Do not eat a big meal just prior
- But do not be hungry
Your First Mind/Body Therapy Visit
During your first visit you will go over any presenting problems, your history and your goals for therapy. You will have the opportunity to go over any concerns regarding the counseling experience. You will leave with homework to work on before your next session. Sessions are 50 minutes, however, sometimes 80 minute sessions may be required.