Your Treatment Plan
Once your acupuncturist has gathered enough information, you’ll receive a comprehensive diagnosis and a treatment plan that will explain:
Your underlying imbalances
Your time line of care
What types of treatment you will receive
Getting The Most Out Of Treatment
For the best treatment results, keep a few things in mind:
Please show up on time
Don’t eat a large meal before your visit
Wear loose, comfortable clothes
Be sure to discuss any questions or concerns with your acupuncturist
Refrain from overexertion, drugs or alcohol for at least six hours after treatment
Follow your treatment plan between visits
Keep all of your appointments, as each visit builds upon the previous ones
How Treatment Works
To treat any Qi imbalances, fine, sterile needles will be inserted at specific acupuncture points along the meridian pathways. Your acupuncturist will concentrate on acupuncture points related to specific organs, based on your unique issues and symptoms.
Your acupuncturist may include other related therapies in your treatment plan, such as cupping, Gwa Sha or moxabustion. Herbal remedies are another important aspect of acupuncture and TCM, and it is important to understand and follow your practitioner’s directions in order to get the most benefit from these treatments.
Your Role In The Healing Process
Your actions are a key component of your treatment plan. Focusing on your health and committing to a healthy lifestyle are the best steps you can take for your well-being. Together, you and your acupuncturist can heal your imbalances and help you achieve harmony and balance.
Even after your symptoms are resolved, acupuncture can assist you in maintaining your health, and possibly prevent future imbalances. The more you incorporate acupuncture and TCM into your life, the more you’ll learn to nurture your body, mind and spirit.
Initial visits generally last from 30 to 90 minutes. Your acupuncturist will take a detailed health history, perform a physical exam, and provide you with your unique treatment plan.
During your first exam, your acupuncturist will spend time getting to know you and your health concerns. You may be asked a wide range of questions about your symptoms, eating, exercise, sleep habits, emotional states and anything that may offer insight into your health.
Your practitioner will also employ diagnostic tools that are unique to acupuncture and TCM such as tongue and pulse diagnosis.
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Acupuncture is an effective form of medical treatment that has evolved into a complete holistic health care system. Practitioners of acupuncture and Chinese medicine have used this noninvasive treatment method to help millions of people become well and stay well.
Acupuncture promotes natural healing. It can enhance recuperative power and immunity, support physical and emotional health, and improve overall function and well-being. It is a safe, painless and effective way to treat a wide variety of medical problems.
has been practicing the healing arts for the last 8 years. She is passionate about helping her clients achieve optimum health through a combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage, nutritional counseling and life coaching.
Her background includes a four-year graduate degree from American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Katy has held clinical internships at San Francisco Women’s Community Clinic, California Pacific Medical Center’s In-Patient Stroke Rehabilitation Center and the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic.
She has extensive experience in treating women’s health issues, pain management and emotional issues such as stress and anxiety. She will offer you a comfortable environment with compassionate care. Katy truly believes that every person can benefit from this beautiful ancient healing medicine.
Katy Ling, MSTCM, L.Ac.