I had a new patient come in and she said that she thought that I would talk to her for a minute and then put needles in.
This is not how we do things at our office.
She kept saying, “I didn’t know it was going to be all of this.”
It is very important for your Acupuncturist to understand your medical history, mechanism of your injury, current symptoms and what your goals for treatment are.
An initial consultation and treatment lasts approximately 1hour 30mins to 1 hour 45mins and consists of a thorough intake, physical exam, medical history review and evaluation of current symptoms.
There may also be orthopedic tests involved, active range of motion evaluations, postural assessment or palpation of affected areas.
After the initial session, when you come back for subsequent sessions you will be re-evaluated on a consistent basis and your progress will be documented and treatment may change according to how much progress is being made.
I may add in moxibustion or herbal supplements, if necessary.
For most pain conditions I almost always add in fire cupping and myofascial release, to help the musculoskeletal aspects of pain dysfunctions.
We are serious about healing here and you will know that you are being taken care of, as soon as you walk into our office!
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