Your individual treatment plan is quite unique. The acupuncturist arrives at a “traditional” Oriental medical diagnosis using “traditional” methodology. An interview with medical history, pulse, palpations and examination of the tongue are tools used in determining a “traditional" diagnosis.
Treatment involves inserting a few very thin disposable sterile needles into specific acupuncture points. The insertion of the needle may feel like a quick pinch or be hardly noticeable. Sensations of pressure, distention, heat or tingling may follow at the site of insertion. The needles may be further stimulated by careful manual manipulation, mild electric current or gentle heat from the burning of an herb, Moxa, traditionally used as a heat therapy with acupuncture which also tonifies and moves the stagnation or blockages of Qi and blood.