During your initial visit we will discuss any concerns that you may have about your health.  Please feel free to discuss anything that is bothering you.  This can be as simple as a recent injury or as complex as a long term illness.  Chinese Medicine works to correct the root of the problem, not just fixing the symptom.  We look at the whole body as an interconnected system and work to get your body into balance so you can achieve optimal health.  I can also help you with diet, exercise and stress management techniques, if that is something you are interested in.

The treatment takes place on a comfortable massage table.  Treatments can be done fully clothed or draped appropriately. Approximately 10-20 needles are placed throughout the body along the acupuncture meridians.  It is normal to feel some pressure when the needles are put in, but it is not painful.  The needles are left in for 20-30 minutes, during which time I will check on you periodically to make sure you are comfortable.  Patients enter a deep state of relaxation and calmness as the acupuncture begins to work.  I finish with some massage work to further relax the body.

Please feel free to ask any questions throughout your treatment.