See the Mend Acupuncture website for a full explanation of the clinic.
The first part of the 1st visit is 90 minutes and I will explore with you your health goals, your concerns and conditions, and doing a physical examination. The physical exam is a bit different than when you see your Western trained doctor and is based on the theories of Chinese medicine. For example, among other assessments, we will feel your pulses on both wrists and will look at your tongue (like your dentist does but with a different view point). I will discuss your Acupuncture treatment plan, "dosage", and give you your 1st treatment.
Follow up Visits
Follow up acupuncture treatments are 1 hour. This will include placement of needles as necessary and other possible treatment modalities. It is common to lie with the needles in place for 10-30 minutes and it is usually very relaxing. Benefits from the treatment may be noticed after the treatment, or even days later, or sometimes over a longer period.
If you are seeing me privately, I use the following forms (if seeing me at MEND, they have their own)
"I would say that the most drastic changes were the increased comfort in my right knee, hip, and foot and as a result feeling more balanced. I was able to complete a marathon without any lingering joint pain, which traditionally plagues me after long runs. In addition, I have an overall awareness to mindfully increase my liquid intake and the tools to do so."
"I feel the treatments are based on my individual needs and a unique plan for me. It relaxes me when the needles are inserted into various points and some needles are retained longer than others. During this time I can feel my body making adjustments to restore balance, harmony, and vitality. After a treatment, I feel relaxed, calmer, and more at ease. For a while afterward, I can feel my body adjust to the changes.
Jan has experienced the transformation results of Acupuncture and is passionate about sharing the amazing benefits of this medicine with others."
"Receiving acupuncture from Jan has been a great experience. As a full time graduate student working 25 plus hours a week, Acupuncture has allowed me to clear my mind and relax. Jan has also taught me amazing meditation techniques that have helped in times of sickness. As someone who suffers from anxiety and hyperhidrosis, my quality of life has improved due to Jan's treatments. Thanks Jan!