During your first visit we’ll discuss your overall well being and any health concerns you may have. Usually we’ll do pulse and tongue diagnosis to get a better idea of your personal constitution. For pain issues we may check range of motion or look for sore points in the muscles.
After that we’ll do an acupuncture treatment and you’ll rest for about 30 minutes. Most people find acupuncture very relaxing and usually nap or rest during this time. Soothing music, lighting and environment enhances the relaxation.
We may also include heat therapy, cupping, gua sha, acupressure, topical pain relief creams and essential oils with your treatment. A herbal medicine consultation and recommendations may also be included. Additionally we may discuss self-care such as nutrition and exercise.
You are encouraged to take it easy after your treatment. Most people feel relaxed following acupuncture so we encourage you to avoid overly stressful or strenuous activity after your treatment.
The first visit and follow-ups last about 1 hour. Your first visit may last longer as it includes a more detailed consultation.
Fill out the new patient questionnaire before your visit through the PATIENT PORTAL link above or click below to download a printable version.
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