"The real medicine is the one that returns the body to its inner balance"

first visit

A relaxing, comfortable way to regain your health and stay healthy

the initail visit

Initial visits generally last 90 minutes. Darren will take a detailed health history, perform a physical exam, and provide you with your unique treatment plan.  

During your first exam, Darren will spend time getting to know you and your health concerns. He will ask you a wide range of questions about your symptoms, eating, exercise, sleep habits, emotional states and anything that may offer insight into your health.

Darren will also employ diagnostic tools that are unique to acupuncture and TCM such as tongue and pulse diagnosis, auricular inspection, and posturology assessment.

Follow-up treatments are 60 minutes and consist of check-in to see how you are doing, what has changed, and another treatment to continue the healing.

Your treatment plan

Once Darren has gathered enough information, he will discuss your diagnosis and treatment plan with you.  He will cover topics such as:

  • Your underlying imbalances
  • Your timeline 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

Darren utilizes a very gentle Japanese style of needling with very little stimulation.  The needles he uses are among the smallest made, some are finer than human hair.  There should never be a time that you have to endure discomfort during the treatment.  Please let us know if you feel any discomfort of any kind.

Due to the large number of systems of acupuncture that Darren has studied he can treat nearly any problem without you removing your clothing.  If he can access your ears, scalp, hands and forearms, and lower legs and feet.  

Darren may include other related therapies in your treatment plan, such as cupping, massage, light therapy, PEMF, Gwa Sha, or moxibustion. Herbal remedies are another important tool in some cases.  Please follow dosage instructions closely to get  

STart your treatment

Your role in the healing process

Your actions are an important part of your treatment plan. Looking after your well-being by managing stress, eating well, getting exercise, and resting will help your body maintain proper balance.  The more balanced your body is the less treatment will be required to resolve your particular health challenges.  By working together, we can help you to achieve your health goals. 

Keeping your body in harmony can help improve your sleep, emotional balance, immune system, energy level and athletic performance. After your symptoms are resolved, acupuncture can still be useful in maintaining your health and preventing future health challenges. Learning to monitor your body and for the first signs of imbalance will keep you at your best and prevent you from encountering more severe health challenges.

Acupuncture is not an instant fix

True healing takes time.  The longer the body has had a condition the longer it will usually take to resolve it.  Your current level of health and the severity of your symptoms will determine how much treatment is required to restore your health.  Some conditions will get better right away, while other types may take longer treatment plans.  Some conditions may not be curable but can be managed to improve quality of life and manage symptoms.  Darren will discuss what you can be likely to expect from this form of treatment.  Our Holistic therapies offer a safe natural approach to enhancing your overall health.  With some dedication and an open mind, you can be on your way to a healthier more vital life! 

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