Where Your Journey Begins
Your first acupuncture visit will last approximately 1.5 hours. When you arrive, you’ll be invited into a warm and calming space that is your private healing oasis for the entirety of your visit.
Prior to your acupuncture treatment you can expect an in-depth consultation where we discuss your symptoms, health history and health goals. If necessary, there may also be a brief physical exam. This generally includes taking your blood pressure, heart rate and temperature. Most appointments and especially the first appointment will include a TCM tongue and pulse diagnosis.
After your initial consultation, pre-packaged sterile acupuncture needles will be gently inserted into specific points on the body. Most people find this to be a very relaxing experience. You may feel sensations of tingling, floating or heaviness in the body. Often patients fall asleep on the treatment table.
Other modalities may be used during your treatment. These include: