Acupuncture is the strategic insertion of very fine needles into points on the body’s surface for the purpose of stimulating healing. This practice is performed to promote healthy circulation.
A typical initial consultation proceeds with the completion of the health survey form, (10 mins) provided by us, it collects information about your health that is necessary for proper treatment.
This is followed by the consultation during which we use the information collected, plus a few clarifying questions, the taking of your pulse on the wrist and a look at your tongue, to assist us in reaching the diagnoses of your ‘pattern’.
This pattern, once arrived at, is then treated with either herbs, acupuncture, or both to address the presenting complaint. For example if we determine that internal heat is causing headaches, we give a treatment to; cool the heat and stop pain.