The Initial Consultation/Treatment includes an opportunity for us to obtain as much information as possible on your individual health issues. We take sufficient time to be good listeners, taking comprehensive notes about both your present health concerns and your past medical history. Seemingly unrelated or unimportant symptoms may actually provide keys to help us understand hidden weaknesses.
A specialized acupuncture exam will be performed, including the palpation of points on the abdomen. Manual muscle testing may also be performed. During the exam the focus is on diagnosing which nerve or organ systems might not be functioning optimally, and then proceeding to treat those specific areas in order to bring the body back into balance.
It’s advisable to wear loose, comfortable clothing. Most of the points we use are on the arms and legs, so patients generally remain dressed during the treatment. We make great efforts to accommodate our patient’s schedules, including some early-evening appointments, so if you have special circumstances please let us know.