Your initial visit will start with you giving Liên your health history form, which can be downloaded from the 'New Patient' page and filled out before your session.
She will discuss with you your health goals, and diagnose and treat you based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
Liên has studied Chinese Herbology and may suggest herbs for you.
A non-insertive method using magnets is available for patients who do not want needles.
With your acupuncture treatment, you may also receive the following adjunctive therapies:
Ear acupuncture is a method for treating a variety of conditions, including addictions and pain disorders. The ear holds a microsystem of the body. Needles are placed on the external ear surface.
In the US, electro-acupuncture has been studied for a variety of conditions, including neurological disorders and pain relief. It is performed by attaching specific needles to a device that generates electric pulses using small clips.
By creating suction and negative pressure, cupping therapy is used to soften tight muscles, loosen adhesions, increase circulation, and drain excess fluids and toxins by opening lymphatic pathways.
Sometimes called scraping, Gua Sha is a healing technique that utilizes an instrument to press-stroke a lubricated area of the body in order to relieve muscle stiffness and pain.
Moxibustion is the use of heat on acupuncture points to enhance the treatment. This is accomplished by the practitioner holding a moxa stick, composed of compressed dried leaves of the Mugwort herb, a couple of inches from an acupuncture point.
Tuina refers to TCM therapeutic massage and body work to address a wide variety of musculoskeletal problems. It includes acupressure, where the practitioner use finger pressure instead of needles to stimulate the acupuncture points.