First Visit

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
– Lao-tzu

Initial visits generally last 90 minutes.  We will take a detailed health history, perform a physical exam, and provide you with your unique treatment plan.

During your first exam, we will spend time getting to know you, your health concerns and your life goals.  You may be asked a wide range of questions about your symptoms, eating, exercise, sleep habits, emotional states and anything that may offer insight into your health.

We will also employ diagnostic tools that are unique to acupuncture and TCM such as tongue and pulse diagnosis.

To expedite your first time with us, please fill out the forms located on our forms page.  Click here to go to the appropriate page.

 

Getting the most out of treatment

For the best treatment results, keep a few things in mind:

  • Please show up on time
  • Don’t eat a large meal before your visit
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothes
  • Be sure to discuss any questions or concerns with us
  • Refrain from overexertion, drugs or alcohol for at least six hours after treatment
  • Follow your treatment plan between visits
  • Keep all of your appointments, as each visit builds upon the previous ones

How treatment works

To treat any imbalances, fine, sterile needles will be inserted at specific acupressure points along the energetic pathways.  We will concentrate on acupressure points related to specific organs, based on your unique issues and symptoms.

Your role in the healing process

Your actions are a key component of your treatment plan. Focusing on your health and committing to a healthy lifestyle are the best steps you can take for your well-being. Together we can regulate your imbalances and help you achieve harmony and balance.

Even after your symptoms are resolved, acupuncture should be used in maintaining your health and possibly prevent future imbalances. The more you incorporate acupuncture and TCM into your life, the more you’ll learn to nurture your body, mind and spirit.

Acupuncture is not an instant fix.

True healing takes time and dedication. Depending on your current health status and presenting symptoms, you could feel better right away, or you may need treatments for weeks, months or years to achieve the results you want.  We will give you an idea of what to expect.  With a little patience and an open mind, you’ll be on your way to health and vitality.

By taking the right steps and planting the seeds of health, you are on the road to a healthier you!