About My Work
Acupuncture is excellent for health maintenance and can be effective in treating a wide range of conditions, including:
- colds and flu
- women's health issues
- digestive problems
- nasal congestion
Why Five Element Acupuncture?
Five Element Acupuncture treatment is multi-leveled and multi-faceted.
Every time you come in, I assess you on four levels:
- Are there any obstructions in the flow of your energy?
- How are your spirits?
- Are you in harmony with the current season?
- How does body, mind, or spirit want to move forward at this time?
I assess each of these levels via observation and palpation. I stimulate points for each level that needs addressing. A treatment is an interweaving of these, finishing with points to address who you are and how you are moving through your life.
Why work with me?
I bring to the table over 30 years experience as a Five Element acupuncturist. During your session with me, I spend 60 to 90 minutes completely focused on you.
I partner with you to discover what might help. If I determine that another modality may better serve you, I will refer you to someone else. Other times, I may suggest that I collaborate with another practitioner to help your treatment move forward.
How do I make an appointment?
How frequently do I come for treatment?
My goal is to provide the fewest treatments for the most effect. At first, treatments are closer together and often longer in duration. During your first visit, I spend up to 2 hours thoroughly examining you. (During COVID, we talk about your health history on zoom.)
If we decide that acupuncture is a good option, I start by seeing you once or twice a week. As soon as you seem to be holding treatments, I see you less frequently. Over the next weeks, I will see you once a week, then every 2 weeks, then every 3, and so on.
Once you feel better, you can choose to stop treatment altogether. Some people choose to come for tune-ups every 4 to 6 weeks, some once a season, others randomly.
What can I expect?
Most people know if acupuncture is working in 6 to 10 visits and some notice changes right away. You often start by experiencing more well-being. As we work together, it becomes clear to both of us if treatment is working for you.