What to Expect

Acupuncture uses single-use, flexible, sterilized, disposable, stainless steel needles that are extremely thin, approximately the thickness of a few human hairs.  Patients usually feel some senstion upon needle insertion, which can range from wamth to a tingling sensation. This usually subsides quickly. 

 

Because acupuncture is a natural form of medicine, weekly treatment for at least 6 weeks is recommended, although a specific time frame will depend on the individual needs of the patient. 

 

The first visit lasts approximately 90 minutes and consists of a complete health history, traditional Chinese diagnosis and a treatment. 

 

Follow up treatments are between 45 and 60 minutes.

 

 

Safe, Natural & Effective Medicine

The oldest continuously practiced system of medicine in the world, acupuncture works with the body’s natural energies to restore a state of vibrancy and balance. 

 

Using ancient diagnostic techniques to develop individualized treatment plans, Emma works with patients to resolve many health conditions including: 

 

•    Anxiety & Depression

•    Allergies & Asthma

•    Chronic & Acute Pain

•    Headache

•    Insomnia

•    Colds & Flu

•    Gynecological/Hormonal issues

•    Eating disorders

•    PTSD

•    Chronic fatigue/Fibromyalgia

…and much more

Other Modalities

Sometimes techniques such as gua sha and cupping, which are forms of bodywork, may be used depending on the needs of the patient.

 

Moxibustion is commonly used as an adjunct to needle treatment, and involves the burning of a chinese herb, moxa (artemesia vulgaris), to warm points on the skin.  

 

 

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