First Visit

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

Initial visits generally last from 75 to 90 minutes. Your therapist will take a detailed health history, perform a TCM physical exam, and provide you with your unique plan to address your health concern.

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 Unique plan

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

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

Getting the most out of your session

For the best 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 or alcohol after the session
  • Follow the recommended plan between visits
  • Keep all of your appointments, as each visit builds upon the previous ones

How the session works

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

Your role in the healing process

Your actions are a key component of your unique 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 achieve harmony and balance.

There is no instant fix.

Depending on your current health and symptoms, you could feel better right away, or you may need 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 improve 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!