Initial Consultation lays down the groundwork of what to expect during acupuncture treatments.
Expect to stay 1 1/2 hours for the first treatment.
Many questions, some relevant to your chief complaint, will be asked in order to develop a pattern of your habitus.
We will explore eastern nutrition, exercise, and other modalities to arrive at a path redirecting towards a balanced lifestyle.
Follow-up treatments 1 hour.
We cover what has changed since the last treatment and continue to re-direct the body/mind towards a state of harmony.
Pediatric Acupuncture is for children, small children and even babies.
Other tools are used aside from acupuncture needles. An E-stem machine that provides a small current for the channels, magnets, and shoni-shin instruments.
An initial pediatric appointment takes 1 hr, and a follow-up appointment takes 45 min.
What IS CUPPING?
Cupping improves blood circulation by pulling stagnant blood to the body's surface. Plastic suction cups are used over specific areas, and a mild pulling sensation will be felt for a couple of minutes. The result is the patient feels less pain and discomfort and is more on the way towards healing.
Acupuncture uses very fine filiform needles to manipulate Qi in the body. Qi is that vital life force, in and around our body. It is the goal of acupuncture to keep the Qi dynamically moving in order to respond to ever changing environments.
If applicable, acupressure, cupping, moxibustion (derived from the mugwort plant), essential oils, magnets, and e-stim machine may be utilized.
Meditation and breathing exercises, as well as Qi Gong, are an important part of patient homework, along with proper exercise and nutrition.
Common concerns acupuncture addresses
GI disorders, constipation, IBS
respiratory disorders, asthma, sleep apnea
cardiovascular disorders, hypertension
urogenital disorders, prostate issues
musculoskeletal disorders, i.e., backache
obesity and weight control
and pediatric conditions, behavioral issues including ADHD
Moxibustion, or moxa is a product of the Mugwort plant that is used in Chinese medicine to warm and area or resolve dampness. It is used to resolve pain in an area or address a condition. The burning of moxa is painless, and relaxing, and does have an associated aroma much like incense.
E-stem employs the use of a mechanical device that provides an electrical current to the acupuncture needles. It is a tool employed by acupuncturists to improve blood circulation, address areas of pain, and further promote the healing process.