Your initial acupuncture session begins with a thorough intake by a Registered acupuncturist. acupuncturist. This intake is a necessary information-gathering part in determining the treatment strategy.
During the intake, your acupuncturist explores your medical history, looking to uncover any ongoing health concerns. This fact-finding mission takes 30 to 40 minutes, during which the you and your acupuncturist will discuss physical, emotional and psycho-spiritual state as well as your lifestyle (including nutrition, exercise, sleep and stress level).
Following the intake and an acupuncture treatment, you will reconvene with your acupuncturist and create a treatment plan that includes acupuncture treatments, dietary and herbal recommendations, lifestyle changes and referrals to complementary professionals where appropriate.
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.
CranioSacral and Massage Therapy
During your initial CranioSacral visit, you will meet with Jennifer Pillow-White to go over your comprehensive medical history. During this consultation, you will review your current concerns, past history, and how CranioSacral therapy may be helpful for you. An evaluation will occur standing and lying down on a comfortable massage table. Clients are most often fully dressed during the evaluation and treatment. Jennifer will assess your subtle CranioSacral rhythm on your cranium, torso and limbs while determining the most significant areas of restrictions. In addition, a lymphatic and visceral manipulation evaluation may be included. After the assessment, you will rest peacefully on the table for the remainder of the session.
The techniques are light handed, require no lotion, and are applied to the entire body, including the cranium, spine and torso. Often the client feels a deep sense of relaxation and falls asleep. In order to engage children, pediatric visits are often designed as play sessions, involving office toys and “looser structured” treatment. At the end of the appointment, the findings, follow up home care, questions and follow-up schedules are discussed.