Treatments are designed to be gentle, safe and effective. Each visit takes up to 60 minutes and includes stimulation with or without needles. Points are selected according to your unique diagnosis based on Chinese patterns of clinical signs and symptoms. A typical course of treatment is 3 to 12 visits, but the exact duration depends on your condition, overall health, and how well you respond to acupuncture.
Sequenced Acupuncture Treatment
Your first acupuncture visit is centered around gathering information to form a correct Chinese pattern diagnosis. Like lab work at a hospital, on your first visit we focus on gathering required information to formulate a proper assessment and devise a treatment plan. If simply sticking needles in people caused healing, you could do it yourself and you would not need a doctor to diagnose and devise a sequenced treatment plan. We want what you want: effective treatment. Therefore we take great care in diagnostic assessments and interviews on the first visit. Often no treatment is given at the first visit. Your returning acupuncture visits include treatment along with confirmations of your evolving diagnostic patterns.