What to Expect During Acupuncture Sessions

Here at Energetic Therapeutics, acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, chinese herbs, moxibustion (a localized heat treatment) and cupping (glass cups suctioned onto the body) can be used to heal the body. These treatments have proven effective for many conditions, ranging from asthma to gynecological issues.shutterstock_92113343

All treatment begins with a proper diagnosis, which takes place during your first visit. The practitioner spends time getting a complete picture of your health and lifestyle. She examines the condition of your tongue (is it cracked, coated, excessively pink), and checks your pulse on both wrists (the quality of your pulse gives information about possible imbalances). The practitioner will also ask questions about your emotional health and any specific symptoms you may be experiencing. Oriental Medicine treats the whole person. Instead of merely focusing on the symptoms of your condition, it treats the underlying causes of those symptoms.

Acupuncture visits last one hour and include an initial diagnosis, an acupuncture treatment and chinese herbal recommendation. 

If it’s warranted, Herbal Therapy will also be suggested. Herbs are nearly always prescribed in a balanced formula. Thousands of years of use and research have shown this method to be far more effective than large doses of a single substance.

Acupuncture treatments are typically given on a weekly basis. If the condition is acute and painful, treatments may be given twice per week until the condition starts to improve. The exact duration of treatment depends on the condition, your health and how well you respond to acupuncture.