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.
CranioSacral and Massage Therapy
CranioSacral Therapy sessions can be scheduled for one, one and one half, and two hour sessions.