WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR TREATMENT SESSION
We will begin treatment of your injury and pain with acupuncture and related modalities. This includes the insertion of needles into appropriate acupuncture points, motor points and trigger points. I will be following the protocols that have been developed over thousands of years that traditional acupuncture prescribes to promote the healing process in conjunction with modern knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
Treatments may include a combination of acupuncture, oriental handwork (tuina and shiatsu), cupping techniques, the use of heat therapy. I integrate the use of the modern therapeutic device of electrical stimulation (commonly known as “e-stim”) which has proven to be highly effective in combination with acupuncture.
FREQUENCY OF TREATMENTS
The number and frequency of treatments will vary depending on what your complaints are. Some symptoms are relieved after the first treatment while others may take four to ten treatments. With chronic conditions, care may be palliative, relieving pain or symptoms for a period of time, requiring regular visits to maintain. Your body chemistry, your particular problem, and the length of time that you have been ill will all play a part in the number and length of treatments.