Thank you for choosing Point and Balance. We look forward to helping you achieve better health!
We recommend that you wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that allows easy access to arms (up to your elbows) and legs (up to your knees). Try to avoid coming to your appointment on an empty stomach, shortly after a big meal, or after vigorous physical activity. To facilitate diagnosis, you should also abstain from alcohol, tobacco, or food and drink that colors your tongue immediately prior to treatment. We suggest that you arrive a few minutes early to give yourself time to relax. Filling out the Health History Questionnaire (below) in advance is a great way to save time at the appointment.
Your appointment will begin with a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) diagnosis. This includes in-depth questions about your medical history and your symptoms. The acupuncturist will also observe your pulse and your tongue. These procedures are used to arrive at a pattern-based diagnosis, which will give insight into the underlying pathology that is causing your discomfort and help create a comprehensive treatment plan. The goal of TCM is to help your body reach balance – we will treat not only your symptoms, but also their causes.
To learn more about acupuncture and what you can expect during your treatment session, please take a look at the list of frequently asked questions at the bottom of this page.