What is the Acupuncture procedure?

On your first treatment, we discuss your health history, including any physical, mental or emotional issues in your daily life that need to be balance and work on. We will evaluate what changes you would like to see in your face and skin and what kind of treatment plan best fits your needs. Each treatment involves the insertion of tiny acupuncture needles, finer than a strand of hair, into specific areas through out the whole body. I insert the needles throughout your body while you are relaxing and lying down on my treatment table (clothes on). During acupuncture, full attention will be given to help you relax and receive the most value from the treatment. After each needle is inserted, you may feel nothing, or sometimes a vague numbness, heaviness, or slight tingling. However, the treatment is effective whether these feelings are sensed or not. The needles will be left in for 20-30 minutes while you relax with soothing music. In general, the treatments are very relaxing. Many patients fall asleep. After the treatment, you may experience a relaxing euphoric feeling. It is quite common with the first one or two treatments to have a sensation of deep relaxation or even mild disorientation immediately following the treatment. These pass within a short time, and never require anything more than a bit of rest to overcome.


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