The first visit to Michigan Associates of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine begins with a thorough intake by a board-certified acupuncturist. The intake is a necessary information-gathering part in the acupuncturist’s method of treatment.
During this step, the acupuncturist explores the patient’s medical history, looking to uncover any ongoing health concerns. This fact-finding mission takes 30 to 40 minutes, during which the patient and acupuncturist discuss the patient’s physical, emotional and psycho-spiritual state as well as lifestyle.
Following the intake and an acupuncture treatment (which lasts 30 minutes), the patient and acupuncturist reconvene to create a treatment plan that includes acupuncture treatments, dietary and herbal recommendations, lifestyle changes and referrals to complementary professionals where appropriate.
In addition to acupuncture, a personalized treatment plan may include massage, moxabustion, cupping and electro acupuncture.
Follow-up Visits: Because the body is constantly changing, subsequent visits will always begin with a brief intake to assess the progress of the treatment and discuss patient concerns, resulting in modifications to the initial treatment plan as necessary.
Your initial consultation with a Naturopathic Doctor will include two, one-hour visits, scheduled roughly 3 weeks apart.
In the first hour, we discuss your health history, medications and natural products you are taking, and have an in depth discussion of your health concerns to help connect symptoms to the underlying causes. Please bring your medication and supplement bottles with you so that we can evaluate brand and cumulative doses. At the end of the hour, we will make some preliminary recommendations. Often we will order blood work between the first and second visit.
At the second visit, we review nutritional recommendations, follow up on previous intervention, and design a comprehensive plan to address health concerns. This plan may include lifestyle recommendations, diet, nutrients, herbs, amino acids, homeopathic remedies, and mind-body interventions. Our treatment is aimed at addressing the cause, using the least invasive means possible to reach your goals, and offering you a personalized approach for the unique individual that you are.
Follow-up Visits are typically scheduled 6-8 weeks later to ensure that we are on the right track and to continue to move towards your health goals.
CranioSacral and Massage Therapy
CranioSacral and Massage Therapy sessions can be scheduled for one, one and one half, and two hour sessions.