What to Expect
When a patient comes to me for treatment for the first time I spend approximately 90 min. with them so that I can do a full detailed intake and exam to get a feel for the root cause(s) that are bringing about the symptom(s) that they are experiencing.
The first thing I do once a patient is on my table is to do some digital imaging of their Meridians. Digital imaging is done utilizing a device called an AcuGraph which is a computerized device that analyzes and documents the energetic state of the various acupuncture meridians. By using a moistened probe to touch various points on the hands and feet of the body the AcuGraph measures the galvanic skin response of the point and inputs this data into a computer to give a visual representation of the imbalances within the meridians that need addressing.
Once I have the digital image, I begin with a traditional intake and exam where I bombard the patient with lots of questions, look at their tongue, take their pulses, and palpate various acupuncture points on the body to arrive at a diagnosis so that I can then proceed to give a treatment to begin the process of rebalancing the body's various energies so that it can begin to heal itself.