Initial visits generally last from 30 to 60 minutes. Your acupuncturist will take a detailed health history, perform a physical exam, and provide you with your unique treatment plan. During your first exam, your acupuncturist will spend time getting to know you and your health concerns. You may be asked a wide range of questions about your symptoms, eating, exercise, sleep habits, emotional states and anything that may offer insight into your health. Your practitioner will also employ diagnostic tools that are unique to acupuncture and TCM such as tongue and pulse diagnosis.
Your treatment plan
Once your acupuncturist has gathered enough information, you'll receive a comprehensive diagnosis and a treatment plan that will explain:
- Your underlying imbalances
- The goal of achievement
- Your time line of care
- What types of treatment you will receive
Getting the most out of treatment
For the best treatment results, keep a few things in mind:
- Please show up on time
- Don't eat a large meal before your visit
- Wear loose, comfortable clothes
- Be sure to discuss any questions or concerns with your acupuncturist
- Refrain from overexertion, drugs or alcohol for at least six hours after treatment
- Follow your treatment plan between visits
- Keep all of your appointments, as each visit builds upon the previous ones
How treatment works
To treat any health imbalances, fine, sterile needles will be inserted at specific acupuncture points along the meridian pathways. Your acupuncturist will concentrate on acupuncture points related to specific organs, based on your unique issues and symptoms. Your acupuncturist may include other related therapies in your treatment plan, such as cupping, Gwa Sha or moxibustion. Herbal remedies are another important aspect of acupuncture and TCM, and it is important to understand and follow your practitioner's directions in order to get the most benefit from these treatments.
Your role in the healing process
Your actions are a key component of your treatment plan. Focusing on your health and committing to a healthy lifestyle are the best steps you can take for your well-being. Together, you and your acupuncturist at City Acupuncture can heal your imbalances and help you achieve harmony and balance. Even after your symptoms are resolved, acupuncture can assist you in maintaining your health, and possibly prevent future imbalances. The more you incorporate acupuncture and TCM into your life, the more you'll learn to nurture your body, mind and spirit.
Acupuncture is not an instant fix? It Depends.
True healing takes time and dedication. Depending on your current health and symptoms, you could feel better right away, or you may need treatments for weeks or months to achieve the results you want. However, for newly onset of sports injury and muscular strain two or three sessions would be sufficient. Your acupuncturist can give you an idea of what to expect. With a little patience and an open mind, you'll be on your way to health and vitality. Acupuncture and TCM offer a safe and effective holistic health care system. This natural approach can both resolve symptoms and enhance your overall health. By taking the right steps and planting the seeds of health, you are on the road to a healthier you!
Time Honoured Modalities We Use
– Multi-modalities of natural therapies are used
The innovative laser needle for acupuncture, therapy of deep tissue layers and laser blood irradiation (non-invasive)
Traditional disposable fine needles used to insert into acupuncture points delivering stimulation to meridians to treat disorders.
Easy taking cGMP granulated Chinese herbal medicine is used for treating disorders systemically together with acupuncture.
Chinese style remedial massage for muscular stiffness, pain and internal disorders being used in conjunction with acupuncture.
Balanced nutritions with good eating and life style modification are critical for recovery from illness.
We use traditional fire cupping in treating muscular pain, sports injuries and skin disorders.
Clearing toxin through gentle scoop sliding on the skin create light bruising to treat various disorders.
Tai Chi / Qi Gong
Tai Chi for health cultivation being used in our clinic and taught to our patients for their self practice.