Here are a few important things to keep in mind that will help make your visit run very smoothly, and please refer to the COVID 19 page for important updates to these policies, as there are some modifications due to the pandemic.
Your initial appointment will include a comprehensive intake of your health history. This is because Oriental Medicine strives to find the root of your problem, not just treat the symptoms. Body, mind, and spirit are all considered when making an assessment and when administering acupuncture or other treatments.
After the consultation, your pulse will be taken, and you will be asked to show your tongue. These give your practitioner very important clues as to the state of your health. (Please note, these assessments are temporarily suspended due to COVID 19).
Typically, 10 to 20 acupuncture needles will be inserted in selected points on the body, most on the lower arms and legs, or on the back or trunk depending on the issue being treated. The needles will be stimulated gently by twisting, lifting, or by other methods to make an energetic connection with the acupuncture point. The needles remain in place approximately 25 minutes.