YOUR ACUPUNCTURE CONSULTATION
Acupuncture and Classical Chinese Medicine (CCM) take a holistic or whole-body approach to health. This means your practitioner will take into account your whole self, not just your symptoms, in order to get to the root of your health concerns. You will work together to find out how factors like your lifestyle and emotional and mental well-being may be affecting your health.
Getting the chance to really discuss your health concerns with your care provider, and having your provider listen, may be new to you. Think of it as your opportunity to form a partnership for better health. The more you take part in your healing process, the more successful it will be.
YOUR INITIAL ACUPUNCTURE CONSULTATION
Initial visits generally last from 45-75 minutes. Your acupuncturist will take a detailed health history, perform any pertinent physical exams, and provide you with your unique treatment plan. During your first exam, your acupuncturist will spend time getting to know you and your health concerns. You may be asked a wide range of questions about your symptoms, eating, exercise, sleep habits, emotional states and anything that may offer insight into your health.
Your practitioner will also employ diagnostic tools that are unique to acupuncture and Classical Chinese Medicine (CCM) such as pulse and tongue diagnosis.
Once your acupuncturist has gathered enough information, you’ll receive a comprehensive diagnosis, acupuncture therapy prescribed specifically for your condition, and a treatment plan that will explain: your underlying imbalances, your time line of care, and other health recommendations that can reinforce a successful outcome.
FOLLOW-UP ACUPUNCTURE CONSULTATIONS – 30-70 minutes
Your actions are a key component of your treatment plan. Focusing on your health and committing to your follow-up visits are the best steps you can take for your well-being. Together, you and your acupuncturist can heal your imbalances and help you achieve harmony and balance.
Even after your symptoms are resolved, acupuncture can assist you in maintaining your health, and possibly prevent future imbalances. The more you incorporate acupuncture and CCM into your life, the more you’ll learn to nurture your body, mind and spirit.
Acupuncture is not an instant fix. True healing takes time and dedication. Depending on your current health and symptoms, you could feel better right away, or you may need treatments for weeks, months, or years to achieve the results you want. Your acupuncturist can give you an idea of what to expect. With a little patience and an open mind, you’ll be on your way to health and vitality.
Acupuncture and CCM offer a safe and effective holistic health care system. This natural approach can both resolve symptoms and enhance your overall health. By taking the right steps and planting the seeds of health, you are on the road to a healthier you!
At Integrative Med Solutions, we will design an acupuncture treatment program that works for you. In many cases, insurance covers portions of the treatment. Allow us to support you to achieve optimal health. To make an appointment or find out more about how acupuncture can benefit you, please call our office at 914.337.2980 or Click Here to schedule an online appointment.
*Please Click Here to see a current list of In-Network Insurance Companies for Acupuncture that we participate with as well as insurance companies that commonly have Out-of-Network benefits. Please call 914.337.2980 or securely email email@example.com to verify your specific benefits. If you are emailing, please include your full name, date of birth and insurance identification card number