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Your First Visit

Before your first acupuncture appointment I will ask you to complete a comprehensive intake form. The acupuncture intake form asks questions about your current state of health, past illnesses, and family history. These questions are important because the holistic approach of Chinese medicine takes everything including physical, mental and environmental factors into account. Your current symptoms may not seem related to past health issues, but our bodies are complex landscapes and everything that happens to them leaves its mark. Please arrive 10 minutes early for you first appointment to allow for time to complete your intake form. 

After reviewing your intake form, we will discuss your condition in detail. I will examine your pulse and tongue, which are two of the basic diagnostic methods of Chinese medicine. The acupuncture points I choose will depend on your condition, but you can expect approximately 10-15 needles. Once the needles are in place, I will leave you to lie comfortably for approximately 20-30 minutes. Depending on your needs, your treatment may include other therapies such as cupping, heat therapy, acupressure etc. Many people find acupuncture treatment deeply relaxing, and it is not uncommon for patients to fall asleep during this time.

 

 

Acupuncture Treatment Victoria BC