What conditions is Acupuncture helpful for?

MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS

Acute or chronic injury • Sprains/strains • Low back pain • Hip/Knee/Shoulder pain • Arthritis • General muscle tension or weakness • TMJ (Temporal-mandibular joint dysfunction)

INTERNAL DISORDERS

Digestive/Gastrointestinal Disruption • Cardiovascular Health • Respiratory Conditions • Endocrine Health • Immune Support • Allergies • Headaches • Skin Conditions

MENTAL WELLBEING

Anxiety • Depression • PTSD • Insomnia/Sleep Disturbance • Fatigue

GYNECOLOGICAL

Premenstrual Syndromes • Infertility • Painful Periods • Morning Sickness • Post Partum Depression • Menopausal Symptoms

LIFESTYLE MODIFICATION

Smoking Cessation • Weight Loss • Stress Management

BECOMING THE BEST VERSION OF YOURSELF

Transcending old limiting beliefs & thought systems • Moving forward with goals & dreams • Getting unstuck • Connecting to your highest & most authentic self


Does Acupuncture hurt?

Acupuncture needles elicit a certain sensation after they are inserted, which is not commonly described as painful. This sensation may be something that you are not used to, but it should not hurt. I will explain all of this to you too, so that you feel comfortable throughout the treatment.


What should I expect during my first treatment?

The initial visit will be around 75 minutes. At this time, you can expect a detailed inquiry to discuss the reason for your visit and health history. In order to formulate an appropriate and customized treatment plan, palpation of the area of complaint, pulse taking, and tongue examination may be performed.

Please anticipate that all future sessions will begin with a discussion to evaluate your progress, so that we may continue to tailor the treatment to your body’s needs.  Follow up appointments are around 1 hour.


How many treatments will I need?

Some people will experience immediate results, while others with more chronic issues may take more time.  The body is a series of layers, with each treatment a new layer is revealed and then healed. The overall duration of treatment varies from person to person and is contingent on the condition, health of the individual and how well they respond to acupuncture.

It is best advised that treatments are received on a weekly basis for the first few weeks. In following weeks, the frequency may be reduced as symptoms dissipate and health is restored.  Generally speaking, you should start to see some changes within 3-5 treatments.


How should I prepare for my first appointment?

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