Initial appointments take approximately 60 minutes

Acupuncture (initial appointment)

Channel Theory


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Your first acupuncture treatment explained...

Case History


An assessment of your general health and medical history, which includes the following:

  • A physical examination: body, tongue and pulse diagnosis.
  • An opportunity to raise any questions that you may have before treatment.
  • The discussion of a treatment plan tailored to your requirements.

Needle Insertion


Prior to the insertion of needles, the practitioner will discuss your treatment plan and the proposed locations for needle insertion. He will then insert needles to various depths at these strategic points on your body.

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Needle Manipulation


After placement, the practitioner may gently manipulate the needles to stimulate the acupuncture points or channels. Moxibustion, gua sha or cupping therapies may be added to the treatment at this point if necessary.

The needles remain in place for approximately 20 minutes.

Needle Removal


After approximately 20 minutes, all needles are removed and disposed of hygienically in sharps containers.