Acupuncture treats your symptoms and the root of what is causing pain or discomfort. It is not a band-aid approach that masks symptoms, but instead balances your body to help diminish and relieve problems.
Fine single-use sterile needles are used to stimulate particular points along the meridians or pathways of qi (energy). This regulation of qi creates a complex cascade of subtle neural, vascular, endocrine, lymphatic, and immunological responses which improve balance in the body.
The number of treatments needed will depend on the severity and length of time you have had the condition and how well your body responds to the treatments.
Initial Intake and Treatment (60-90 min)
Conditions Treated with Acupuncture
Neurological & Musculoskeletal
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Facial Palsy (early stage, within 6-month)
Muscle pain or weakness
Trigeminal neuralgia (TMJ)
What to Expect at Your First Visit
At your first acupuncture treatment and subsequent treatments, the focus will be to learn what is going on with your whole body, not just the main health complaint.
Understanding all the systems in the body will help determine which imbalances should be treated to bring your body into balance. The types of imbalance and how long they have been present will determine how many treatments may be required.
Your initial session will generally last 70–90 minutes.
To make the most of your appointment, please
Arrive 20–30 minutes early before your first appointment to fill out required forms.
Wear loose and comfortable clothing that allows easy access to elbows and knees.
Wear shoes you can easily remove.
Avoid coming in with an empty or full stomach.
Ensure you are well hydrated.
Avoid coffee or caffeinated drinks 2 hours before treatment.
Refrain from wearing heavy perfumes or colognes.
Discuss any questions or concerns during your appointment.
Plan to take it easy and avoid overexertion and alcohol after your appointment.
Your Role in the Healing Process
The treatments are just one step in your treatment plan. Focusing on your health and committing to a healthy lifestyle are the best steps you can take for your well-being.