Frequently Asked Questions
Please be aware that all patients being treated for anything but the following MUST have seen their M.D. or dentist within one year for the chief complaint OR seen their chiropractor within 6 months for chief complaint.
Patients being treated for any other condition as their chief complaint must verify that they have seen their physician, dentist, or chiropractor within the timeframe above.
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can be used for a myriad of symptoms. Just a few that I have had success in treating with acupuncture include:
-chronic and acute pain
-common cold symptoms
Every patient is different and responds uniquely to treatment, and the number of treatments needed may vary. Some of these issues are better treated with a mix of acupuncture and Chinese herbs to really treat the root of the issue in Chinese Medicine.
- Eat a small meal within an hour of your scheduled appointment. If that is not possible please refrain from coming in on an empty stomach. Avoid strenuous activity immediately before your treatment as well as alcohol or other perception altering substances. Drink plenty of water prior to your appointment. Loose fitting tops and bottoms are ideal for any treatment. Shorts and a tank top or any clothing which may be rolled to access the lower leg and arms are ideal! Should any treatment require access to the back or other covered areas, a gown will be provided. We want you to be comfortable at all times!
- – A typical treatment begins with an intake. The practitioner will review your symptoms, ask questions, and report any progress from previous treatments. The practitioner will then perform acupuncture and other modalities related to the patient’s Chinese diagnosis. An herbal formula may or may not be written. Most treatments will be 1 hour- 11/2 hours in length and patients can expect to be on the table for 30-45 minutes depending on the comfort of the patient.-A constitutional facial rejuvenation acupuncture treatment will begin with an intake. After the patient has washed their face, the practitioner will put a calming tea mask made from Chinese herbs. As the patient rests the practitioner will needle both the body and the face and end the treatment with an herb based mask and moisturizer. Appointments are 1 ½ hours and patients may expect to be on the table at least 45 minutes.
-A treatment may include acupuncture, moxabustion, guasha, fire cupping, electrical stimulation, tuina massage, shiatsu massage, magnet therapy, tuning fork therapy, or herbal prescription. All modalities are explained in the Services information section on our website as well as the consent to treat clinic form.
– Acupuncture needles are very thin and sharpened to a fine point. Ideally no pain is to be felt upon insertion of the needles, but all patients and points are different. The sensation of the needle may include a dull ache, heat sensation, itchiness, or redness at the site of insertion. Our goal is to keep you comfortable, and your practitioner will check in with you at every moment to ensure your comfort and relaxation.
-Every patient presents differently. The amount of treatments and frequency fully depends on the chief complaint and schedule of the patient. Generally, weekly treatments are sufficient for most patients. The number of treatments simply depends on the patient’s progress and chief complaint.
-Chinese herbs are substances listed in the Chinese Materia Medica used to supplement a patient’s health based on their Chinese medical diagnosis. Herbs may be cooked or decocted in bulk form, used topically, dissolved into water as concentrated granules, or taken as pre-made patent form. All herbal prescriptions for patients are given with full instructions on how to prepare or take them. Prices may vary based on each patient’s prescription.
-Most patients leave feeling relaxed and grounded. Drink plenty of water and avoid strenuous activity immediately after a treatment. If you have any adverse reactions to any treatment, herbs, or any questions regarding treatment please call the clinic at (806)-123-1234. We are happy to answer any questions you have!