Acupuncture is one of the main forms of treatment in traditional Chinese Medicine. The needle insertion should not be painful, if it inserted correctly. It involves the use of thin (like a hair), disposable needles that are inserted in the body at specific points. This process is believed to adjust and alter the body's energy flow into healthier patterns, and is used to treat a wide variety of illnesses and health conditions.
Chinese medicine views the body as a small part of the Universe and subject to universal laws and principles of harmony and balance. One of the main fundamental concepts of Chinese Medicine is QI(chi). It is invisible and found in the environment in the air, water, food and sunlight. In the body, it is an invisible vital force that creates and animates life. We are all born with inherited amounts of Qi, and we are also acquire qi from the food and air. The level of the quality of a person Qi also depends of the state of mental, physical and emotional balance. Qi travels through the body channels called meridians.
During acupuncture treatments I use an individual approach for each patient. We begin an in-depth conversation about your health concerns, past health history, goals for treatment, and any other questions you may have about Acupuncture. This conversation is very important for me to get to know you and understand what is the best way I can help you. I will take a pulse and look at the tongue and make a diagnosis according to the all gathering information. While the acupuncture I am using the different modalities such as electrical needle stimulation, turning forks, GUA SHA, moxam infrared heat, cupping, TUINA. The most important principle of the treatment is to find the root of the problem and then treat the branches.
If possible, please wear comfortable clothing for your appointment. Eat a few hours before your appointment. It is the best to be neither hungry nor extremely full during treatment. Avoid caffeine and alcohol. The treatment cannot be performed if patient intoxicated.
For your first appointment, please arrive 20 minutes before for paperwork.