‘An Acupuncturist views each individual as a dynamic, integrated whole, observing how signs and symptoms weave together in order to understand the underlying,energetic profile of a person’s health.’
During your initial exam a full health history will be taken. Please download the new patient information packet, fill it out and bring it with you to your first visit. We will discuss symptoms, health, diet and lifestyle. Using the key diagnostic tools of Traditional Chinese Medicine, I will check your pulses, look at your tongue and may conduct a physical exam.
Pulses: there are 12 pulse positions on each wrist, each position corresponds to a specific meridian and organ.
Tongue: the tongue is a map of the body. It reflects general health of the organs and meridians.
This information is then organized to create a complete, accurate and comprehensive diagnosis of where Qi has become blocked or imbalanced. After the interview process, which can take up to an hour, you will receive an acupuncture treatment. Please plan on a minimum of 90 minutes for your first consultation. Please plan one hour for subsequent treatments.
Where the acupuncture needle has been inserted, you may experience a vague numbness, heaviness, tingling or dull ache. Sometimes people experience a sensation of energy spreading and moving around the needle. This is called the ‘qi sensation’. All of these reactions are good and a sign that the treatment is working. After the treatment, you may feel energized or may experience a deep sense of relaxation and well-being.
Call me for a free 15-minute phone consultation. I look forward to hearing about your health goals and to talking about whether Accupuncture, Arvigo Therapy, or a blend of modalities is right for you.
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