Alternative Services


Complimentary Consultation

Finding the right healthcare professional for you can be an arduous task. I am offering a 30-minute complimentary consultation to assist you in identifying which of the alternative and soul blessing services that can best help you on your physical and spiritual journey. My approach is to help you identify the blockages in your health, relationships and finances that are keeping you from living a healthy and happy life. I can help you to move forward through the blockages that keep you unwell physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I will provide the ongoing guidance and the services that can truly help you to move forward on your journey of wellness in every aspect of life.

Initial Assessment and Treatment Session

In this section you will find information on your role in the healing process. I believe strongly in educating my clients and equipping them with the tools to sustain their health independently whenever possible. The more you become involved with your health and responsible for your health on the soul, heart, mind, body levels, the better you will feel.

 

Your Initial Visit

Please be prepared to stay for about 1 hour on the first Acupuncture treatment, which includes the initial consultation with discussion of treatment plan.

Things to consider before arriving for treatment: The following suggestions are provided to help you have a safe and relaxing experience with acupuncture. Please read this section carefully. If you have any questions or unsure of what you actually want to accomplish with your sessions, please schedule a complimentary 30 minute consultation on another day prior to your first visit.

  1. Please bring a list of current medications you are taking, including any prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, herbal supplements, and vitamins.
  2. Please bring any lab or medical reports relevant to your condition.
  3. Eat a light meal a few hours prior to your visit. Acupuncture is not performed on individuals who are fasting. Being over-hungry increases the risk of nausea or dizziness. At the same time, please do not overeat or eat any foods that cause your stomach to be upset (for example, rich, greasy, fried, or extremely spicy foods).
  4. Avoid alcohol on the day of your treatment. Acupuncture is not performed on intoxicated individuals due to the increased risk of shock. It is also not advisable to become intoxicated shortly after treatment.
  5. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Acupuncture points are located all over the body. Many of the acupuncture points that are commonly used are located between the wrists and elbows and the ankles and knees. You will be more comfortable if your clothing can be easily rolled up to your elbows and knees. Women should not wear one-piece dresses. If necessary, a gown can be provided.

Be on time for your appointment so that you may benefit fully. When you make an appointment, please understand that time has been reserved for you.

Initial Assessment and Treatment Session

Your first visit will begin with a review of your initial paperwork and a review of your condition and an acupuncture session. Typical follow-up treatments last approximately 1 hour. During the assessment, you may be asked about things that you might not think are connected to your chief complaint, such as your emotions, sleeping patterns, and eating habits. Chinese medicine considers the whole person, not just one isolated symptom. When put together, the myriad of symptoms and signs you are experiencing reveal patterns of disharmony. Although treatment will focus on your chief complaint, your whole being must be considered in order to develop the most appropriate course of treatment. Chinese medicine is unique in that it appreciates that illnesses may be identical, but the persons suffering from them are individuals.