Welcome to Find Your Balance
Find Your Balance offers Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs and Nutritional Counseling.
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Your first visit will begin with an in-depth assessment of your condition and conclude with an acupuncture treatment. Intake, disclosure and a consent forms can be downloaded from this website. Please fill them out before your appointment or come in 15 minutes before the appointment time so that we can maximize the time for your treatment.
During your first visit I will discuss your medical history and current health condition with you in depth. I may ask you questions that seem unrelated to the reason you came for treatment, but Chinese medicinal diagnoses gain information from a broad range of sources. If I do not greet you right away I am still assisting a client. Please have a seat in the waiting area and I will be with you soon. This office has a number of different practicing professionals, specializing in a variety of modalities. The intake and first treatment will take up to 90 minutes. Your future treatments will last approximately 60 minutes.
Find Your Balance believes strongly in educating clients so they can make informed lifestyle choices. The more educated you become about your body, the healthier you will feel. Please wear loose-fitting clothing so that I can easily access acupuncture points on your body. Most of the acupuncture points will be located from your knees down to your feet and from your elbows to hands. Eating a light meal before coming for treatment will help to prevent dizziness. Also, please bring your medical doctors’ names and phone numbers, and the name and number of an emergency contact to your first treatment. All services rendered must be paid at the time of treatment. A receipt will be provided following your treatment. Find Your Balance does not bill insurance companies at this time, but many insurance companies will reimburse patients for acupuncture services.
During each treatment, I will read your pulse and look at your tongue to diagnose your condition. Chinese medicine considers the whole person, not just one isolated symptom to make a diagnosis. After a diagnosis is made, an individualized treatment plan will be made. Although your treatment will focus on your chief complaint, your whole being must be considered in order to develop the most appropriate course of treatment.
The number of needles used varies depending on your treatment plan. I will use the least number possible to achieve the most benefit. Needles are very fine and are usually painless upon insertion. New sterile needles are used at every visit. You may feel a slight numbness, heaviness, or distended sensation in the area where the needle is inserted. Please let me know if you feel pain or discomfort at any time.
Depending on your diagnosis, you may be prescribed a Chinese herbal formula. The herbal formula will be tailor-made for your condition. I will give you precise instructions on how to take your herbs. As part of your first visit, I will discuss with you, a proposed duration for treatment. Since individuals vary, treatment durations will also vary. Most people begin to experience improvement within their first treatments. If there has not been a response to acupuncture after 6 treatments, other approaches may be considered.
Although side effects to acupuncture and Chinese herbs are rare, some people may experience bruising, light-headedness, fatigue, nausea or muscle aches. Please inform your acupuncturist of any medications or supplements you are taking such that interactions between these substances and the Chinese herbs can be minimized.
Welcome to your journey towards a Balanced Life.