Initial Visit and Treatment
In the First Visit, a Health History Questionnaire is filled out. This includes past illnesses and symptoms as well as current. That questionnaire is gone over verbally in finer detail and other cues, such as emotional reaction to stress are asked about. The Tongue and Pulse are also examined which is an important part of diagnosis in Chinese Medicine. Possible recommendations of Vitamins, Herbs, Supplements, Diet or Lifestyle can be given. After that, an explanation of how Acupuncture works and the wide variety of benefits it can offer, including feeling more emotionally balanced is discussed. A treatment follows.
What is important is how a person directly experienced their symptoms such as what weather makes the problem worse or better, does movement help or hurt the symptom, does stress play a factor, what times during the day are the symptoms worse or better. Chinese Medicine's Strength lies in the individualization of symptoms.
The initial visit and treatment usually takes about an hour and a half. Follow up treatments can take up to an hour but usually 45 minutes is sufficient.
What Acupuncture Treats
The diversity and breadth of conditions that Acupuncture can treat is vast. Many people think of Acupuncture as only used for pain or smoking cessation. In actuality, Acupuncture can help in many different ways.
What You Can Expect
Results can often be seen with one treatment but three or more treatments are advised to determine the effectiveness. Any changes within 1 to 3 days after a treatment can be directly attributed to Acupuncture provided there have been no other types of treatment.
“Improvement Beyond Expectation”
by EIS722 at Citysearch
I cannot recommend Christopher Hudson enough. I first visited him seeking relief from chronic back, neck and shoulder pain after physical therapy and medication had offered limited results. While I was optimistic, I was not prepared for the significant improvement I saw in all aspects of my health after just a few treatments.
While it was my intolerable back/neck pain that motivated me to seek Christopher's help, I suffer from a variety of chronic conditions, including migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, narcolepsy, overactive bladder, interstitial cystitis, ADHD, allergies, asthma, and anxiety.