Your Acupuncture Treatment: What to Expect
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
Our goal is to exceed your expectations with the highest quality care and a meaningful practitioner-client relationship.
We offer a free 15-minute consultation to help you determine if our approach is right for you. From there, you might decide to schedule a first visit.
During your first exam, we will spend time getting to know you and your health concerns. You may be asked a wide range of questions about your symptoms, eating, exercise, sleep habits, emotional states and anything that may offer insight into your health.
We might recommend other services useful to you as part of a Wellsprings Integrated Health Plan. We might also recommend you consider chiropractic care, massage therapy, psychotherapy, and allopathic care.
Your Treatment Plan
Once your acupuncturist has gathered enough information, you’ll receive a comprehensive diagnosis and a treatment plan that will explain:
• Your underlying imbalances
• Your time line of care
• What types of treatment you will receive
Preparing for Your Treatment
For the best treatment results, keep a few things in mind:
• Please show up on time
• Don’t eat a large meal before your visit
• Wear loose, comfortable clothes
• Be sure to discuss any questions or concerns with your acupuncturist
• Refrain from overexertion, drugs or alcohol for at least six hours after treatment
• Follow your treatment plan between visits
• Keep all of your appointments, as each visit builds upon the previous ones
How Treatment Works
To treat any Qi imbalances, fine, sterile needles will be inserted at specific acupuncture points along the meridian pathways. Your acupuncturist will concentrate on acupuncture points related to specific organs, based on your unique issues and symptoms.
Your acupuncturist may include other related therapies in your treatment plan, such as cupping, Gwa Sha or moxabustion. Herbal remedies are another important aspect of acupuncture and TCM, and it is important to understand and follow your practitioner’s directions in order to get the most benefit from these treatments.
Your Role In The Healing Process
Your actions are a key component of your treatment plan. Focusing on your health and committing to a healthy lifestyle are the best steps you can take for your well-being. Together, you and your acupuncturist can heal your imbalances and help you achieve harmony and balance.
Even after your symptoms are resolved, acupuncture can assist you in maintaining your health, and possibly prevent future imbalances. The more you incorporate acupuncture and TCM into your life, the more you’ll learn to nurture your body, mind and spirit.
Acupuncture is not an instant fix.
True healing takes time and dedication. Depending on your current health and symptoms, you could feel better right away, or you may need treatments for weeks, months or years to achieve the results you want. Your acupuncturist can give you an idea of what to expect. With a little patience and an open mind, you’ll be on your way to health and vitality.
Acupuncture and TCM offer a safe and effective holistic health care system. This natural approach can both resolve symptoms and enhance your overall health.
By taking the right steps and planting the seeds of health, you are on the road to a healthier you!