1. Detailed assessment and treatment plan At the Initial Evaluation and Treatment appointment we discuss your case, your medical history, any medications and supplements you’re taking, and, most importantly, your goals. We want to be certain that our program will meet your needs, and that there is a high probability of success for you. A detailed assessment of your symptom pattern, medical history, and other factors are needed to determine the primary cause of your issue, and the appropriate treatment plan. The intake is followed by your first treatment session (acupuncture). You will also be given easy-to-follow instructions regarding dietary and lifestyle adjustments. Key nutritional supplements and herbal medicines will be recommended as needed. The success of the therapy depends on your commitment and compliance with our treatment plan.
2. Follow-up treatments and symptom resolution
You will return for once or twice weekly visits (depending on a case, vision patients have different schedule) to ensure continuation of the positive effects of the therapy. As with other therapies, to make continuous progress, it is best to give the next treatment before the effects of the previous treatment have decreased. Although some effects of acupuncture may be felt immediately, studies and experience show that effects of acupuncture are cumulative and dosage dependent. Most conditions require about 10-20 treatments to see steady improvements, but some may take longer depending on many factors such as the nature of a disease, chronicity, age, compliance, etc. We want to make sure your treatment plan is yielding the expected results.
3. Your home-care
Our treatments help awaken your body’s natural healing systems, but, for the long term results, we expect you to take theownership of your health. We are committed to helping you improve your health and happiness, but we also expect you to work with us as a team. Your energy level is dependent on the amount of the rest you get, the food you eat, hydration, exercise, regular relaxation, balanced lifestyle. With the recommended changes in your lifestyle, along with our natural treatments and therapies, you can feel better and do more of the stuff you love.
4. Transitional care
When we achieve steady improvements, we then begin to reduce the frequency of visits. Most of our patients like to continue with wellness treatments (“ongoing maintenance”), once or twice per month. They enjoy relaxing and rejuvenating effects of acupuncture.
5. We are here for your family and friends too!
We pride ourselves on the fact that majority of our new patients are referred to us by other patients. We very much look forward to helping your friends, family, and loved ones on their journey to a more joyful, energetic, purposeful life.
You can request a complimentary 15 min in-person consultation. This is to give you an opportunity to get familiar and comfortable with our treatment program.