I will ask you a series of questions to determine your health history and Chinese medical diagnosis. I will also look at your tongue and feel your pulse, both of which help guide my diagnosis and thus treatment. When appropriate, I will do orthopedic tests, palpation, or other diagnostic techniques. I will then formulate a treatment plan based on your diagnosis, and I will insert the needles. I will leave in the needles for about 12-30 minutes and then remove them. I might do needle treatments on both the front and back sides of your body. Finally, when needed, I will also use other techniques, such as myofascial release, cupping or moxibustion.
I will always explain these techniques and why I think they will help and seek your approval before doing them for the first time. The first appointment is 90 minutes, instead of one hour, because I like to do a thorough health history and get to know you a bit before making a diagnosis and longer-term treatment plan. We can schedule subsequent visits based on the proposed treatment plan and your desires.