Your first appointment will take about 60 to 90 minutes to allow us time to discuss your condition in-depth and take a full health history. Follow-up appointments take 45 to 60 minutes.
During your first appointment we generally will spend 15-45 minutes to assess your condition by reviewing your Health History Questionnaire (please complete prior to your appointment), asking questions about your whole body system, examining your tongue, reading your pulse and performing other evaluations. We diagnose mainly by pulse reading, and will spend the majority of the time feeling your radial pulse. In follow-up appointments, we spend about 10-15 minutes to check on your progress.
After assessing your condition, we will insert and manipulate needles to achieve the desired therapeutic effect. Then we will leave you to rest while the needles are retained for 20-30 minutes. During that time, you are encouraged to close your eyes and relax.
At the end of treatment, the needles are removed. Take your time to get up slowly as you may feel slightly disoriented immediately after your rest.
Depending on your condition, you may feel improvement immediately or over the course of the next few days. Please be aware that long-term conditions may require more than one treatment before noticeable progress.