What to Expect During Your First Visit
Like any other doctor's visit you will be instructed to fill out several different forms including an extensive health history, a consent to treatment and several other forms. Your Acupuncture Physician will thoroughly go over your health history and ask many questions in order to obtain an individual diagnosis for your imbalances. Your treatment will begin with your acupuncture physician taking your pulse then palpating your abdomen in order to assess the overall state of your constitution and diagnose your dis-harmonies. Your acupuncture treatment may include several Japanese needles inserted into appropriate acupuncture points based on your individual diagnosis. Often non needle acupuncture techniques are also used during treatment as well. Each treatment is individualized and is based on the patients' presenting Japanese and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) diagnosis and thus may vary slightly from previous treatments.