Congratulation on starting on a path with WAY Wellness. By choosing acupuncture, you’ve taken a great step toward a more balanced, healthy lifestyle. The ancient practices of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine have helped millions of people regain and maintain their health.
Since this system of health care may be different than other care you’ve received, it’s only natural to have questions. Read on to find out what to expect – and how to get the most out of your treatments.
Acupuncture and TCM take a holistic, or whole-body approach to health. This means your practitioner will take into account your whole self, not just your symptoms, in order to get to the root of your health concerns. You will work together to find out how factors like your lifestyle and emotional and mental well-being may be affecting your health.
Getting the chance to really discuss your health concerns with your care provider – and having your provider really listen – may be new to you. Think of it as your opportunity to form a partnership for better health. The more you take part in your healing process, the more successful it will be.
Initial visits generally last from 60 - 90 minutes. Your acupuncturist will take a detailed health history and a physical exam, and will provide you with your unique treatment plan.
During your fist exam, your acupuncturist 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 emotional states – anything that may offer insight into your health.
Your practitioner will also employ diagnostic tools that are unique to acupuncture and TCM such as tongue, abdominal, and pulse diagnosis.
Once your acupuncturist has gathered enough information, you’ll receive a comprehensive diagnosis and a treatment plan that will explain:
-Your underlying imbalances
-Your line of care
-What types of treatment you will receive
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 of concerns with your acupuncturist
-Refrain from overexertion, drugs or alcohol for at least six hours after treatment
-Follow your treatment plan between visits
-Keep all of your appointments as each visit builds upon the previous ones
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 acupuncturist can heal your imbalances and help you achieve harmony and balance.
Even after your symptoms are resolved, acupuncture can assist you in maintaining your health, and possibly prevent future imbalances. The more you incorporate acupuncture and TCM into your life, the more you’ll learn to nurture your body, mind and spirit.
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, months or years to achieve the results you want. Your acupuncturist can five 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.
Acupuncture and TCM offer a safe and effective holistic health care system. This natural approach 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!
If you’re like most people, you may not think about your health until you are feeling sick or out of balance maybe you’re too busy keeping up with life’s daily responsibilities, or perhaps your focus is on caring for others.
One of the best investments you can make is in your own well-being. Rest assured, this investment will give you plenty of positive return and will generously reward you with better health, vitality and peace of mind.
Making your health a priority is important – even when you don’t have specific symptoms. In fact, preventative care is one of the simplest ways to take charge of your health. Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) offer a natural, effective approach to preventative treatment, known as wellness care.
Wellness care can boost your energy, help you become more in tune with your body, and even keep minor issues from becoming major problems. Wellness care is an integral part of a truly healthy lifestyle.
Practitioners of acupuncture and TCM take a holistic, or whole-body, approach to healing. This means that they consider how the body, mind and spirit all work together, and believe that a state of health or wellness must involve the whole self.
True health is more than just not feeling sick. It means that you are functioning at your highest possible level. Your body is in harmony, your mind is alert, and your spirit is calm. You have the energy you need to get the most out of life. Each aspect for your whole self is strong and balanced.
Regular acupuncture treatments can help you achieve and maintain this level of wellness.
Just as your car needs a seasonal tune-up to perform at its best, you need regularly scheduled acupuncture care for optimal health. With regular treatments your acupuncturist may be able to detect and resolve any imbalances or disruptions in the flow of Qi, before you start feeling symptoms. After all, you wouldn’t wait for your teeth to decay before visiting a dentist. Why wait for symptoms to occur before seeing your acupuncturist?
Wellness care is a great way to take a proactive approach to your health. In working with your acupuncturist, you may discover factors that could be affecting your health, including your lifestyle and emotional and mental states. Use your regular visits to discuss how exercise, nutrition, supplements, meditation or other lifestyle changes can help you. By incorporating acupuncture into your life, you’ll be taking an active role in caring for your whole self.
Taking the time for wellness care doesn’t just result in better health today – it can affect your future. Think ahead 10 years. How do you want to feel? Now imagine yourself in your twilight years, enjoying the wisdom you’ve worked to achieve.
The decisions you make now will have a direct impact on your future. So make the choice to invest in your body, mind and spirit with WAY Wellness. With the help of acupuncture, QiGong, and Chinese Medicine you’ll be on your way to a healthier tomorrow.