During the initial exam a full health history is taken. Questions are asked regarding your chief complaint, your mental and emotional health and every other aspect of the functioning of your entire body as well as your lifestyle. I will also do pulse and tongue diagnosis. If you are coming to me for pain from an injury or overuse an appropriate ortho/neuro physical exam is conducted.
Gathering this information enables me to effectively diagnose and detect any pattern of imbalance to the flow of Qi that exists in your body and may have contributed to your health problems. I can then create a well-structured treatment plan.
Once I determine the pattern of imbalance that exists in your body, I will place very fine, sterile needles at specific acupoints along meridian pathways. This safe and painless insertion of the needles can unblock the obstructions and balance the flow of Qi where it has become unbalanced. Once this is done, Qi can freely circulate throughout the body, providing adequate nourishment to all your cells, organs, glands, tissues and muscles. This can eliminate pain and restore balance and harmony, as well as the body’s ability to heal itself—ultimately leading to the correction of dysfunctions and optimal health and well-being.
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine is a safe, effective and drug-free therapy that can help address a wide variety of common ailments and problems.