Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine are ancient methods of preventing or treating disease of all kinds. Even in modern times, these modalities still have the power to prevent or treat all forms of disease and disharmony. I am proud to offer a range of acupuncture services to patients in Halifax and throughout the surrounding area.
In general, acupuncture is a highly personalized method of treatment. All treatments are designed to provide exactly what the patient needs at that time. Nothing is so intractable that it can’t be helped.
Acupuncture can be effective in treating:
However, it is important to note that, like any form of medicine, there are certain circumstances that are difficult to change. There are times when bringing some relief and comfort, rather than perfect health, is what acupuncture can provide.
I provide responsible care and, in certain circumstances, it might be appropriate to work in conjunction with other Western medicine treatments.
What to Expect
The initial visit takes up to 2 hours and includes a medical and personal history, a review of the functions of the systems of the body and a physical examination. This first visit also includes a treatment. All the subsequent visits are generally 1 hour long.
As each patient is different, a treatment plan is decided upon at the time of the initial visit, and is based on the severity of the presenting illness and the patient’s response to acupuncture treatment. Generally, treatments are about once a week for the first 4 to 6 weeks. With improvement, the number of visits is gradually reduced as needed.
Various dietary and lifestyle guidelines will be presented as “homework” for the patient. This “homework” is meant to assist the patient’s movement toward health.