During the initial appointment a full health history will be taken. We’ll chat about your symptoms, your overall health and your lifestyle. I’ll check your pulses and your tongue and may gently palpate your area of concern. We’ll then create a comprehensive plan to help you optimize your health.
Once we have a plan, you can make yourself comfortable on the padded treatment table face-up. The treatment itself involves the insertion of ultra-thin, sterilized, disposable needles into specific points on the body. There is usually little or no sensation upon insertion but later tingling or mild pressure may develop at the site or elsewhere. This also creates an opportunity for the body to enter a state of deep relaxation during the 10 to 20 minutes that the needles are in place. Most treatments also include a back treatment, so the needles will be removed and you can make yourself comfortable face-down using a face cradle. Then a second series of needles are placed and you can rest again.
On subsequent treatments we’ll make note of the changes since your last treatment and then proceed with your treatment as above.