Patterns and Balance
Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine are based on an understanding of health as a state of integrated balance or equilibrium, where all of your systems are working together as they should. Seemingly unrelated details and symptoms such as sleep schedule and food cravings can reveal a pattern from which a diagnosis and treatment plan is developed.
Prior to your appointment, an initial medical questionnaire will be sent to you via email.
During the appointment itself, your acupuncturist will ask questions about your health and lifestyle in order to clearly understand your symptoms and discover the true nature of your condition.
Your acupuncturist will visually inspect important aspects of your condition, such as your main complaint, posture, body type, complexion, and tongue, all of which can help point towards a useful diagnosis.
Your stories and the way you tell them are important. Our acupuncturists pay attention to the pitch, volume, pace and tone of your voice, as well as the thought patterns you express when you speak, in order to gain insight into your condition and inform your diagnosis.
Palpation involves the physical examination of your main complaint, health and vital signs.
Your acupuncturist will take your pulse, perform physical tests involving your main complaint, and gently check for tender acupuncture points in order to diagnose your condition.