symptoms and signs...
are frequent to promote quick recovery
healthy goes beyond the absence of acute or chronic
illness. Often, we do not acknowledge our health until
it is compromised. And only then, do we seek ways to
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help you along the
path toward optimal health and vitality, physically and
emotionally. These are the steps of care
that can lead you toward a balanced, healthy lifestyle.
patients begin acupuncture treatment in order to receive
quick relief from pain, discomfort and other symptoms.
This is Acute Care. This type of care allows you to
feel better faster. Each visit builds upon previous
ones, paving the way toward eliminating your initial
problems and complaints. Frequent
visits over the next few weeks or months may be needed
to further reduce your symptoms. This is determined by
your condition, age, life-style and the quality and
quantity of your energy, called Qi (pronounced ‘chee’).
After Acute Care, you will notice that your arches or
pains have been dramatically reduced or eliminated. You
are now ready to enter the next phase of care.
Symptoms and signs
are less frequent and you begin to feel
phase is Maintenance Care. Signs and symptoms have been
reduced, and visits are less frequent. This phase
maintains and supports the changes you have achieved
this far, and provides a foundation for deeper healing
to occur. This is also the time when underlying
problems or complaints can be addressed. Even
though you may not be experiencing symptoms, it is
important to continue to strengthen, build and support
your body. Stopping care now could disrupt the progress
and changes you have already achieved. Even simple
activities could cause a relapse.
You feel great...
"Tune-ups" help maintain
health & vitality
Care is the next phase. This type of care preserves all
the progress you have made up until now. Visits may be
monthly, every-other month or seasonal. Much the same
way we bring a car in for oil changes, and tune-ups to
keep it running smoothly, periodic visits to your
acupuncturist can keep you running smoothly. These
preventative maintenance tune-ups further strengthen
your body’s resistance, keeping you healthy, balanced
and potentially free from illness. Little problems may
be caught before they become major concerns.
Care is the root of healing. In ancient times, an
acupuncturist was only compensated as long as the
patient remained healthy. If they became ill, it was
the doctor duty to get them well again without
compensation. An acupuncture lifestyle combined with
regular exercise, a healthy diet, and other good habits
can keep you looking, feeling, and performing at your
Treatments may be combined with herbs, cupping, moxabustion, meditation, massage, Qi Gong, or light
exercise. These techniques are added to further relieve
symptoms, speed recovery time and pave the way toward
health and vitality.