What to Expect
Regardless of which treatment approach you choose, there are always common aims and objectives; those of treating the disharmony to facilitate the individual’s return to balance and good health. All medicine arises out of the need to avoid pain and keep illness and disability at bay. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) uses acupuncture, herbal medicine, moxibustion, cupping, acupressure massage (shiatsu or Tuina), diet and a general approach to lifestyle factors as its modalities to achieve these objectives.
You do not need to “believe in” acupuncture and TCM for it to work. Western research has proved that acupuncture needles work whether or not the patient believes they will.
Preparation for your visit
Be sure to complete your relevant health and medical questionnaire. Our staff can provide you with a link to our secure and confidential online forms.
Please bring the names and dosages of your medications, copies of any relevant test results and/or medical documents pertaining to your health concerns.
You may wear anything you like for your visit. We have treatment gowns for your use if required.
Your First Visit to Our Clinic
Please arrive 10 minutes early for your first visit, as this will permit you to rest and prepare yourself for your treatment.
The practitioner or doctor will ask extensive questions regarding your history, current complaints and overall health status. The practitioner or doctor will have a copy of your online forms as well for review.
A physical examination will be performed, including taking your pulse and examining your tongue to determine its color and coating. In addition, the abdomen, back and other body areas may be palpated.
The information obtained from these procedures contributes to the overall diagnosis and enables the practitioner or doctor to plan a suitable course of treatment.
We use only single use, disposable, sterile needles. Your safety is our greatest concern.