The Acupuncture Studio

First Visit


During the initial exam your health history is discussed and questions are asked regarding your health, symptoms and lifestyle. An appropriate physical exam is conducted, including pulse and tongue diagnosis.

Gathering this information enables me to effectively diagnose and detect any specific imbalances of Qi that may have contributed to your health concerns. I can then create a well-structured treatment plan specifically for you.

Once the imbalances of Qi are detected, I will place fine, sterile needles at specific acupoints along meridian pathways. This safe and painless insertion of the needles can unblock the obstruction and balance Qi where it has become unbalanced. Once this is done, Qi can freely circulate throughout the body, providing adequate nourishment to cells, organs, glands, tissues and muscles. This can eliminate pain and restore balance and harmony, as well as the body’s ability to heal itself—ultimately leading to optimal health and well-being.

Most people become deeply relaxed during a treatment and some will drift off to sleep.  The needles typically stay in 20-40 minutes.