What to Expect
An acupuncture visit resembles a visit to a doctor: You will be quieried about your current symptoms, your past health history, what medications/herbs/supplements you take, your diet, your social stressors, what makes you better or worse, your allergies, etc.
This is also your time to ask questions and be introduced to some basic Traditional Asian Medicine concepts.
Ellen may want to take your pulse or look at your tongue. She will ask you to lie down on the heated treatment table. She will want to make sure you are comfortable! Clothing do not need to be removed. Most of the points that will be used will be on arms and legs. Acupuncture is not painful, most people find it relaxing, and you may find yourself in a medtative state or even sleeping!
Why Choose Acupuncture
Who Should get Acupuncture?
Many people get referred to a an acupuncturist because their particular symptoms are not well managed by Western Medicine.
Most of Ellen's new patient referrals come from physicians or other patients. Many people find that their symptoms can be managed with lower doses of medication, especially pain medication, when they recieve regular acupuncture. Acupuncture is not painful, and Ellen has worked with children and adolescents for over 20 years.
Should I Tell My Doctor About Getting Acupuncture?
Absolutely! Ellen can work in concert with your doctor to make sure that your care is coordinated.
First appointments are usually 1 - 1.5 hours and include intake and treatment.
Follow up appointments are typically 1 hour.
Appointments for children are usually a half an hour, after the initial intake appointment.