When you arrive at our clinic you will be greeted by the front
desk staff and given health information forms to
fill out. To save time you can download and print these forms from
our Contact page and fill them out before you arrive. Once the forms have been completed a clinical assistant will escort
you to a treatment room.
Your practitioner will spend 30-45 minutes collecting information
about your chief concerns, reviewing your medical history and other
body functions. You are encouraged to come with questions about
your condition(s), and information on other treatments you’ve tried
or are currently using. You will then move to the treatment table
where your pulse and tongue will be assessed as part of the diagnostic
Acupuncture treatment will begin after a diagnosis has been made.
Sterile, disposable needles are placed on strategic points throughout
the body. As the needles are placed patients often express a numbing,
tingling, warming, or radiating sensation. Typically 10-15 needles
are used for an adult treatment. Once all the needles are in place
you will lay comfortably for 20-30 minutes. Many people feel such
a deep sense of relaxation that they fall asleep during their treatment.
During and/or after the acupuncture therapy, other adjunct techniques
may be used. These include cupping, moxa (a therapeutic heat),
Gua Sha (spoon massage) and other techniques. Acupuncture sessions
most often end with a brief massage from the clinical assistant.
The need for herbal therapy, nutritional counseling, and self
care education is assessed with each visit. Your practitioner may
give you an herbal formula to take, or provide dietary recommendations.
With some conditions patients find immediate relief from their
symptoms after acupuncture therapy. A treatment plan, which will
provide you with a clear idea of how many acupuncture sessions
will be needed and how often, will be outlined for you.
We are not only practitioners of acupuncture. We are devoted to
the study of classical Chinese Medical arts and have a long list
of therapeutic resources. Take a look at look at all the traditional
services we provide, as well as our more unique, contemporary services.
The Largest Herbal Pharmacy of the Southeast
Including Herbal Teas, Pills, Granules (powdered), Essential Oils,
topical prescriptions, and tinctures.
Tui Na (Chinese Massage)
24 hour “on call”
Peer review for complex cases
Care Partners (Hospital privileges)
Corporate Employee Wellness Services
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