First Visit

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
– Lao-tzu

Initial visits generally last from 60 to 75 minutes. Your therapist will take a detailed health history, perform a physical exam, and provide you with your unique treatment plan.

During your first exam, your therapist 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 and anything that may offer insight into your health.

Your practitioner will also employ diagnostic tools that are unique to TCM such as tongue, pulse diagnosis and abdominal palpation.

Your treatment plan

Once your practitioner has gathered enough information, you’ll receive a diagnosis and a comprehensive treatment plan that will explain:

  • Your underlying imbalances
  • Your time line of care
  • What types of treatment you will receive

Getting the most out of treatment

For the best treatment results, keep a few things in mind:

  • Please show up on time
  • Don’t eat a large meal before your visit
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothes
  • Be sure to discuss any questions or concerns with your practitioner
  • Refrain from overexertion, drugs or alcohol after treatment
  • Follow your treatment plan between visits
  • Keep all of your appointments, as each visit builds upon the previous ones

How treatment works

Your therapist may include related therapies in your treatment plan, such as manual therapy, osteopathic techniques, cupping, nutritional recommendations, acupuncture, massage or exercises. It is important to understand and follow your practitioner’s directions in order to get the most benefit from these treatments.

Your role in the healing process

Your actions are a key component of your treatment plan. Focusing on your health and committing to a healthy lifestyle are the best steps you can take for your well-being. Together, you and your practitioner can heal your imbalances and help you achieve harmony and balance.

There is no 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 or months to achieve the results you want. Your practitioner 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.

Our integrative approach is natural and 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!