Step Towards Wellness
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao-tzu
The first step in any treatment plan is an intake appointment. During this two-hour appointment, we will spend time getting to know you and your health concerns. You may be asked a wide variety of questions regarding your symptoms, eating, exercise, sleep habits, family history, your personal history and anything that may offer insight into your health. We will also conduct several types of examinations, including a pulse diagnosis, examination of any physical pain sites, tender points or scars from old injuries. All of this information is critical in developing a comprehensive and individualized treatment plan.
Overall wellness is more than the absence of disease. It takes time and continued care to return to a balanced and healthy lifestyle. In Acupuncture, there are three main stages of care: Acute Care, Maintenance Care, and Wellness and Preventative Care.
After your initial intake appointment, we ask our patients for a commitment of six weekly treatments. During this time of Acute Care, many patients notice significant relief from pain, discomfort and other symptoms. Each visit builds on previous treatments, slowly stepping toward overall wellness.
As your symptoms decrease, the frequency of appointments will diminish as we enter Maintenance Care. This stage maintains and supports the progress you and your body have made, while laying the groundwork for deeper, long-term healing. It is during this phase of care that we begin to address the underlying imbalances that caused your initial symptoms.
Wellness and Preventative Care preserves and maintains all the changes you and your body have achieved. These ‘tune-up’ treatments could be monthly, seasonal or somewhere in between, depending on your individual needs.
“Ron started out as my acupuncturist but became much more. He has helped me with my diet and became a friend. I started to see him for my energy levels or should I say lack of energy. After looking into all of my lifestyle we came up with a plan. Through Acupuncture and diet I have been feeling more like my young self again. I would and have recommended Ron to my family and friends.”— S.L.