what to expect

The first appointment consists of a 75-90-minute session, which involves a review of your health history and current symptoms, followed by a diagnostic exam and treatment.

Most patients report a feeling of well-being and deep relaxation during and after an acupuncture treatment.

Needle sensation can vary from mild to nothing at all. The needles come packaged individually, are pre-sterilized, and are safely disposed of after each use.

design
Additional modalities are often used in conjunction with acupuncture needles and are described below:
  • Moxabustion is a warming method which is applied to an acu-point or area of the body. This causes a warming effect which assists in increasing circulation.
  • Cupping and Sliding Cups are glass or plastic cups which are placed with suction on specific muscle areas. The cups are either left stationary or are slid back and forth to cover larger areas of need. This helps to relieve pain, tension and impaired circulation.
  • Gua Sha is similar to cupping, except a large ceramic spoon is used to help relieve tightness and pain in the back, neck, and shoulders.
It is astounding ... how much energy the body is capable of pouring out and then replenishing.  That is a magical act, because you never really understand where all that energy comes from.  - Robert Bly