During your first acupuncture appointment, a health history may be taken. You may be asked questions regarding health, symptoms and lifestyle. An appropriate physical exam may be conducted, including pulse and tongue diagnosis.
Linda gathers this information to effectively diagnose and detect specific imbalances of Qi that may have contributed to your health problems. Then she can create a well-structured treatment plan for you.
Your acupuncture treatment begins when Linda gently places fine, sterile single-use needles at specific acupoints along meridian pathways. You might feel a momentary “mosquito bite” sensation as a needle is inserted or you might feel nothing at all — the needles are thinner than strands of hair, and Linda uses a gentle acupuncture technique. This safe and painless insertion of the needles can unblock the energy obstruction and balance Qi where it has become unbalanced. Once this is done, Qi can freely circulate throughout the body, providing adequate nourishment to 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 optimal health and well-being.
Then you just close your eyes and relax. Expect to rest 30-45 minutes. You might even fall asleep, and that is perfectly normal. Linda will monitor you, might adjust needles as needed, and then “unpin” you when your treatment is complete.
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine is a safe, effective and drug-free therapy that can address a wide variety of common ailments and problems as well as prevent illness.