Print and fill out a health history form before your first appointment.
Treatment at Energetic Health begins with an individual consultation to discuss your specific health concerns and to determine an appropriate course of action tailored to your needs. During the consultation, reviewing your complete health history and making diagnoses based on the TCM model will establish how we can best help you start regaining your health.
In traditional Chinese medicine, the tongue, pulse and abdomen are strong indicators of what is taking place in the body. Conducting tongue, pulse and abdominal diagnosis – looking at your tongue, feeling your pulse, and developing a correct abdominal diagnosis – helps reveal what is working properly and where and the extent to which there are problems.
At the end of the consultation, we will recommend acupuncture, BioSET applications, herbal or supplemental therapies, or a combination of these approaches as the most suitable way to treat you. For those for whom the thought of needles is unbearable, Energetic Health still remains a viable option, as we offer effective alternatives to needle treatment
Acupuncture involves carefully inserting needles that are thinner than human hair along meridians, or energy channels, in the body. The needles stimulate Qi, restoring its flow and reestablishing balance.
People respond to acupuncture differently. Most take no notice when needles are inserted, while others are more aware of the energy the needles activate. Should you experience any discomfort during treatment, we will employ techniques to alleviate any unwanted sensations.
A typical acupuncture session lasts between 30 and 60 minutes, and we do our best to make you as comfortable and relaxed as possible during this time. After the needles have been inserted, you are asked to focus on breathing evenly and to meditate. Often, patients fall asleep which allows the needles to work the most thoroughly.
Most patients are treated fully clothed. For optimum comfort, loose-fitting clothes are recommended. Because they interfere with treatment, no jewelry, watches or heavy perfumes may be worn during an acupuncture session.
We use sterile, disposable needles and have been nationally board certified in clean needle techniques.
At Energetic Health, your well-being – mind, body and spirit – is of our utmost concern. Here you can expect to find a caring environment in which you will be treated with compassion and respect.