During the initial exam it is important to review your full health history. We will review your past health issues, current symptoms and other factors including mental/emotional health, dietary patterns and lifestyle. Subsequent visits require less interview time.
A physical examination includes pulse and tongue diagnosis. Dave will also palpate the acupuncture channels, gently pressing along the meridian pathways to find reactive points.
Gathering this information enables Dave to determine patterns of disharmony of Qi that may have contributed to specific health problems.
Once the imbalances are detected, fine, sterile needles are inserted at specific acupoints along meridian pathways. This safe and painless insertion of the needles can unblock the obstruction, moving and balancing the body’s Qi. Proper circulation provides improved nourishment to cells, organs, glands, tissues and muscles. This can eliminate pain and restore balance and harmony, as well as the body’s ability to heal itself—ultimately leading to optimal health and well-being.