During the initial exam a full health history is taken. Questions are asked regarding health, symptoms and lifestyle. An appropriate physical exam is conducted, including pulse and tongue diagnosis- particularly if an herbal prescription is recommended.
Gathering this information enables me to effectively diagnose and detect any specific imbalances that may have contributed to a persons health problems. I can then create a well-structured treatment plan.
Once imbalances and areas of focus are detected, I will place fine, sterile needles at specific acupoints along meridian pathways. This safe and painless insertion of the needles can unblock the obstruction and create internal balance where it is necessary. Once this is done energetic blockages are removed and your body can begin the road to self-healing by providing adequate nourishment to cells, organs, glands, tissues and muscles. This can eliminate pain and restore balance and harmony, as well as the body’s ability to heal itself—ultimately leading to optimal health and well-being.
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine is a safe, effective and drug-free therapy that can help address a wide variety of common ailments and problems.