When you arrive for your first acupuncture appointment, you will be asked to complete a comprehensive intake form. The acupuncture intake form asks questions about your current state of health, past illnesses, and family history. These questions are important because the holistic approach of Oriental medicine takes everything into account. Your current symptoms may not seem related to past health issues, but our bodies are complex landscapes and everything that happens to them leaves its mark. After reviewing your intake form, we will discuss your condition and examine your pulse and tongue, which are two of the basic diagnostic methods of oriental medicine. The acupuncture points chosen will depend on your condition, but you can expect approximately 20 or more needles. Once the needles are inserted, we will leave you to lie comfortably for 15-20 minutes with the needles in place. Sometimes, we will apply massage therapy on patients during the acupuncture sessions. Many people find acupuncture treatment deeply relaxing, and it is common for patients to fall asleep during this time.
Acupuncture works by activating the body’s own healing powers, so it can be beneficial for many health conditions. Below are some common conditions that can be treated, but please feel free to contact us about your specific health condition.
*This is not a comprehensive list. Acupuncture can also treat circulatory disorders like high blood pressure, immune disorders like chronic fatigue; it can help with weight control, allergies, addictions, diabetes, and ease side effects from radiation, chemotherapy, etc.
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