I offer a free initial telephone consultation where you can ask any questions and find out if and how I can help.
Your first treatment session will include a detailed interview about your current problem, a medical history, exam, and a careful diagnosis. This will allow me to work out the best treatment plan to suit your needs. First treatment sessions are longer: 90 minutes or slightly more. Follow up treatments take less time: about an hour. I bring all equipment, including a treatment table, to your front door.
I evaluate your health in a holistic way. This means understanding your condition on a deeper, more complex level, not just your symptoms and your medical history. The focus will be on discovering how I can help you get the most out of this powerful system of medicine.
How many treatments will I need?
Everyone responds differently to Chinese medicine, but you can expect to see significant improvements within the first five sessions. You may even see dramatic changes after just two or three sessions.
If your condition is chronic it may take somewhat longer. My goal is to give you long-lasting benefit, not just short term improvements.
Initially, you will need to be seen a minimum of once a week, twice a week for the first 2-3 weeks is more effective for some conditions. Each treatment builds on the previous session.
Once your condition has begun to improve the length of time between treatments can be increased. This will allow your body’s own healing mechanisms to take over while preventing your symptoms from returning. It will also ensure continued progress.
Once your chief complaint has improved or disappeared, you will only need treatment a few times a year as a preventative measure, for example to ward off fatigue, reduce stress, or strengthen your body’s immunity at the change of seasons. You can continue to use acupuncture in this way to ensure that you maintain optimum health in body and mind.