What to Expect During Your Acupuncture Treatment
Updated: Jan 7, 2020
You’ll arrive at my office (where parking is plentiful 🙏🏻) and make yourself at home with a hot tea or water. My waiting area is cozy, full of plants, and smells of eucalyptus or rose (depending on which @keapbk candle I have burning... they’re the best). We will then navigate into the private treatment room and spend 10-30 minutes (depending on whether you are a new or existing patient) chatting about your health history, what you have been up to lately, how your body feels, and how your mind feels. During this time, I’ll be asking a variety of seemingly strange and random questions. These are actually specific to your diagnosis and allow me to properly treat the root cause of your ailments. You will then kick off your shoes, lay on the treatment table, and I will feel your pulses and look at your tongue. These are two more tools that we use in Chinese medicine to formulate a proper diagnosis and procure an effective treatment plan. Now it is time for acupuncture! If it is your first time, I offer to let you see and touch a needle and examine how small and hair thin it is. I will then put the needles in at all different points on your body, and allow you to relax with them for 20-30 minutes. Most people fall asleep during this part of the treatment. After the needles have worked their magic, I painlessly remove them and allow you to stretch, move, go pee... whatever you need to do. I will then do 15-20 minutes of cupping, Gua Sha, or moxibustion followed by 20-30 minutes of Tui Na. I spend the majority of the appointment in the room with my patients, doing multiple modalities and ending with massage. This ensures that all the bases are covered, and my patients are getting the most out of their treatment. I invite you to come by my office for a complimentary consultation or message me with any questions.
Charlotte Morgan, L.Ac.