Once we have made a diagnosis we can develop a treatment strategy that involves one, some or all of the following
Traditional Balance Method
Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into specific spots on the body to provide effective symptom relief while stimulating the body's natural healing processes.
Properly applied, acupuncture can provide immediate pain relief.
A complete course of treatments can help to re-balance the body’s systems, recover your health & bring about a lasting effect.
We use sterile, disposable needles & Personal Protective Equipment.
Nutritional counseling involves the assessment & adjustment of your diet based on the principles of Chinese food therapy.
Your acupuncturist may recommend specific changes to your diet, including adding or removing specific foods, modifying your meal schedule or cooking technique.
Food therapy can help relieve your symptoms, rebalance your body’s systems & improve your health. Don't let your diet work against your goals.
Chinese herbology involves the combination of various herbs to make medicinal teas, powders, pills or liniments.
Based on your diagnosis, herbs may be prescribed in order to relieve your symptoms, correct your microbiome and restore balance to your health. It is important to take herbal formulas regularly and follow your acupuncturist's protocol for full effect and proper treatment. Chinese Herbology can be an effective stand alone treatment for many conditions.
The initial pain releif and symptom-calming effects of Acupuncture tend to be somewhat temporary when starting.
The effects of the other therapies can also be mild at first, but their effects are cumulative.
As treatments progress, the amount of pain relief & increased wellness will become more pronounced and last for longer periods of time.
It is important to be consistent with frequent treatments at the beginning of care in order to build momentum and continue and hold the progression made from treatment to treatment.
Breath and Movement therapy involve the performance of specific exercises to promote physical, mental and emotional well-being.
Your first treatment plays an important role in determining your goals as well as frequency, amount and types of treatments you initially require.
As treatments progress & your condition improves, your acupuncturist will re-assess your treatment plan & make changes based on the phase of care you need.
Once the intensity & frequency of your pain or symptoms are consistently improved between treatments, the time interval between treatments can be lengthened.
The focus of treatments changes from providing relief to healing & restoring balance.
Continuing care through this phase allows your systems to begin functioning in a more balanced way on its own.
During this phase, it is common to want to “test things out” or overdo it because of the relative absence of discomfort.
It is important to remember that although there is pain relief or your symptoms are gone, the healing process is still unfolding & the body is vulnerable to re-injury or re-aggravation of symptoms. Take it easy and follow your acupuncturist’s advice.
Patients with chronic conditions or symptoms that tend to recur may require ongoing maintenance.
This could involve adopting long term dietary changes, taking herbs on a regular basis, or getting an acupuncture on a bi-weekly, monthly, or seasonal basis.
When all of our systems are in balance, acupuncture & Chinese medicine can keep our health running smoothly and even enhance our wellness.
By combining acupuncture, diet, herbs, & exercises, Chinese medicine can help us life a nourished, healthy and full life.