Each 90-minute session is completely tailored to your needs.
The first 20-40 minutes is spent talking to determine the goal of treatment and to deepen our understanding of what underlying factors may be contributing to your primary complaint. We discuss many things including anything that is on your mind, your thought patterns, goals for healing, practical exercises and lifestyle changes, physical symptoms. Many people comment that this time reminds them of a therapy session.
The next 10 minutes cover any necessary physical examination. During this time, I feel the pulses on both wrists, examine your tongue, and gather many other pieces of information to further determine what treatment is most appropriate for you.
The next 10-20 minutes are spent applying various treatments. Once we have determined what the best course of treatment is for you, I select 10-15 acupuncture points and apply needles, moxibustion, cupping, and/or electrical stimulation to those points.
The final 20 minutes is time for you to rest and relax with needles. The needles create a state of deep relaxation. Many people report feeling like they have had a restorative nap during this time.