At an initial exam, a full health history is taken. The patient is asked about their health, symptoms and lifestyle. An appropriate health exam is conducted, which includes pulse and tongue diagnosis. The twelve pulse points on each wrist correspond to a specific meridian and organ; if there is a problem it may be reflected in the pulse. Likewise, the tongue serves as a map to the body reflecting the overall health of the meridians and organs. The acupuncturist will look at the color, shape, and appearance of your tongue.
Gathering health information enables the acupuncturist to effectively diagnose and detect imbalances of Qi. With this information, the acupuncturist is able to create a well-structured treatment plan.
Acupuncture treatment involves placing fine, sterile needles at specific acupoints along meridian pathways. This safe and painless insertion can unblock obstruction and help restore the balance of Qi. The restoration of Qi can eliminate pain, restore balance, and promote healing.
Frequently Asked Questions
Watch the video below to get answers for some of the most frequently asked questions.