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What to expect on my first treatment?

The first treatment will include a series of questions about a patient’s general constitution, body function, orthopedic testing and range of motion (if applicable) as well as details about the current symptoms. Lisa will feel the pulse in three spots on each wrist to feel the energy of each of the meridians that are represented. She will also look closely at the tongue, as its color and quality reflect many things about the balance of energy in the body. After collecting information by questions and observation, Lisa will choose a treatment that is specific for the patient at that time. If a patient receives an herbal treatment, she will prescribe a unique formulation of herbs for their current condition and constitution.


Is acupuncture safe?

Acupuncture is generally considered very safe. While it is a medical procedure that punctures the skin and underlying tissues, injuries and side effects are very rare and when they do occur, they are usually minor. All acupuncture needles are, by law, sterile. These needles come prepackaged and sterilized and are disposed of after one use.