On the first visit, your practitioner will take a detailed health history, fully investigate your chief complaint and, time permitting, carry out an acupuncture treatment. This initial consult takes up to an hour and allows preparation of an individualized treatment plan that takes into account your present physical, emotional and nutritional condition while focusing on your main health concern.
– Any diagnostic reports you may have from your doctor (Xray, MRI or blood work reports)
– A list of medications, herbs, and supplements that you take
How many visits will I need?
The number and frequency of acupuncture treatments needed are dependent on a number of factors. One is for how long you have been experiencing your current condition. Acute problems, such as pain from a recent injury or seasonal allergies, may require three or four treatments before symptoms are reduced. Chronic conditions such as PMS, asthma, back pain or other long standing difficulties may take four to ten treatments before you notice significant improvement.
There is no set number of treatments required to treat any given disorder. Each person responds differently. The practitioner will discuss how you felt after each visit and evaluate the next steps to be taken.