Getting Started with Acupuncture

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Consultation

Your consultation includes time to discuss your health goals and how you are doing overall.  This is a safe and supportive space for you to share any concerns or challenges you may be experiencing, and to explore how to live in greater balance and well-being.  You are valued as a unique individual, much more than a list of symptoms.

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Diagnosis

After the consultation, pulse diagnosis is one of several diagnostic methods that acupuncturists rely on to gather information about your body's systems before your treatment begins.  

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Treatment

Your initial treatment focuses on clearing patterns of imbalance and restoring deeper harmony among your body's systems.  Follow-up sessions build a foundation for greater health and well-being.  I recommend to start with four sessions, once a week, in order to allow for the cumulative effect of treatment to take place.  Treatment is often spaced out to bi-weekly, monthly, or seasonal "tune-ups" to help maintain balance and long-term care.