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What to expect at your first session (consultation and treatment):
The first session will be approximately 90 minutes.
Subsequent appointments will be approximately 45 minutes each.
Acupuncture is the gentle insertion of very fine needles / pins at specific points on energy channels on the body. This process stimulates movement of energy (Qi, pronounced "chee") within the body and thus allowing natural healing to take place.
Treatments will be tailored to your specific needs and acupuncture points selected according to the ancient Chinese diagnosis of your condition. The needles will remain in place for approximately 25 minutes.
How does Acupuncture feel?
Acupuncture needles are hair-thin, flexible and disposable. The sensation is described differently by each person but most will say there is little to no pain upon insertion. Qi, or vital energy, can feel deep and dull or it can radiate along channels. Western research has found that acupuncture needles increase the person’s levels of serotonin, dopamine and endorphins, which relax the body and sedate the mind. After a treatment, some will feel energized and some will feel relaxed.
This is an ancient Chinese technique where cups are applied to the skin. By creating suction, excess fluids and toxins are drawn out of the body and blood and lymph are drawn to the affected area. This nourishes muscle tissue, tendons and ligaments, promoting healing. The cups are left on the skin for approximately 5-10 minutes. It can be very effective in the treatment of respiratory disorders, asthma, colds and flus, digestive symptoms, muscle tension, injuries and menstrual pain.
After cupping, you will notice red welts on the skin where the cups were placed. The redness is not from broken vessels or tissue trauma, but from toxin release. These marks can last for several days and will eventually fade away.
Most patients feel tired after cupping, much like after a deep tissue massage. You may even feel slightly under the weather, while the body continues to release toxins. Try to rest as needed and drink plenty of water.
A traditional Chinese medical treatment in which the skin is scraped to produce light bruising. Gua sha releases unhealthy elements from injured areas and stimulates blood flow and healing. Gua sha involves repeated pressured strokes over lubricated skin with a smooth edged instrument.
The smooth edge is placed against the oiled skin surface, pressed down firmly, and then moved down the muscles or along the pathway of the acupuncture meridians.
An ancient Chinese massage technique used with acupuncture to improve the flow of qi throughout the body to improve the quality of health and boost the immune system. The words “Tui” and “Na” mean “pushing” and “grasping”. The best part of the therapy is that it relaxes as well as energizes the person.
Ear acupuncture treats and helps prevent disease by stimulating certain points on the ear. The ear has a very close relationship with the body’s major energy channels as they converge into the ear.
Cancellation and Missed Appointment Policy
A minimum of 24 hours notice is required to cancel appointments. Clients who cancel with less than the required notice or who fail to show up for a scheduled appointment (“no show”) will be billed for the full cost of their scheduled session.
Please respect the opportunity for other clients to receive treatment. If you are not able to make a scheduled appointment, the minimum of 24 hours notice is required to allow sufficient time for other clients to take the appointment.