What to Expect
During your first acupuncture treatment you can expect Anna to do a full review of your medical history. In addition to filling out paperwork there will be an extensive health interview. Your initial visit to the office may be slightly longer to make sure we appropriately tend to your personal needs. In addition to to asking you questions Anna will also do a tongue and pulse diagnosis. These are key parts of Chinese Medical Diagnosis.
A session with Anna you will often be asked how a certain point on the body feels after pressure is applied. This combined with many other traditional techniques Anna practices will give each patient a unique experience not to be found anywhere else.
What is Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a collection of procedures involving penetration of the skin with needles to stimulate certain points on the body. In its classical form it is a characteristic component of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It has been categorized as a complementary health approach. According to traditional Chinese medicine, stimulating specific acupuncture points corrects imbalances in the flow of Qi through channels known as meridians.
Therapeutic cupping, also known as Cupping Therapy, it is an ancient part of Chinese Medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin, this mobilizes...
Electroacupuncture uses the same points as acupuncture, and operates on a similar principle. The difference is that the needles are attached to a device that sends electrical currents or pulses into the body. Electrical currents have stimulating effects, which can influence the blood, energy, cells, tissues and entire systems. While most electrotherapy techniques are transcutaneous, only allowing the electricity to flow over the skin, EA channels it into the body with pinpoint precision
Electroacupuncture has shown to be effective in treating a variety of conditions. Although most commonly used for chronic pain, muscle spasms and neurological issues, it can be used to activate a variety of systems within the body and be used to treat many conditions. These conditions range from heart disease, hypertension, nausea, weight gain and even skin problems.