What To Expect From the Acupuncture Treatment?
Typically, an Acupuncturist will begin by taking a complete history. The practitioner will then do a thorough intake and exam, which will consist of asking numerous questions about your primary complaint as well as more general health issues. An Acupuncturist's physical exam include, a detail examination and analysis of the pulse and tongue, as well as abdominal palpation, Meridian palpation and facial diagnosis.
When the Acupuncturist has arrived at a working diagnosis, he/she will insert hair thin, sterile and disposable needles into on the surface of your skin. The needles will be left in anywhere from a few seconds or up to 30 minutes.
You may feel a small pinch when the needles are inserted or nothing at all. Some people feel a sensation of numbness during the treatment. You may feel relax. The Acupuncturist may manually stimulate the needles. Some use electrical stimulation and Moxibustion on the needles. Other modalities such as cupping, Gua Sha and Tui Na massage are used.
After the Acupuncture treatment is over, Chinese Herbal medicines may be prescribed to enhance the treatment.