Acupuncture – What To Expect From Your First Treatment
During your initial visit with us, one of our therapists will listen to your concerns and take a complete medical history with you. While our attention will be focused on your main health concern, we will also pay close attention to the symptoms and functioning of all the systems in your body. This holistic approach is fundamental to the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
After carefully reviewing your case history your practitioner will explain your Chinese medical diagnosis, answer any questions you may have and discuss their recommendations with you. Treatment plans are always customized to address each patient’s unique constitution. Along with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, your practitioner may also offer suggestions for self care including dietary and lifestyle modifications, relaxation techniques and physical exercise.
Your initial acupuncture session is 60 minutes and will include a short acupuncture treatment as well. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and arrive at your session without being either hungry or overly full. Please also bring any lab reports or charts you may have that are related to your condition; we will make a copy and include this in your chart at our centre.