What to Expect in a Session:

A common assumption about acupuncture is that it hurts.  You may feel a tiny pin prick, or just a sensation where the needle is inserted.  Most sessions will feel more relaxing than anything else.

There is no blanket cure for any one disease or disorder, according to Chinese Medicine. That’s why we take the time to sit down with each patient, listen to your specific symptoms and complaints, and formulate a treatment protocol that is personalized to you. We follow up with our patients and adjust the treatment protocol as your health goals are attained. In this way, we ensure long-term solutions, not just band-aids to make symptoms disappear.

While many people may want acupuncture for overall well-being or specific symptoms, we also offer several specialty acupuncture modalities that you can read about below. 

Before your first treatment:


  • It is best to be neither hungry nor extremely full during your treatment, so please make sure to eat and drink water before your session.

  • Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing so we can treat  specific areas of concern.

  • Don’t brush your tongue before your treatment, as it is a diagnostic tool.

  • Fill out all paperwork prior to your first appointment. 

During your treatment :

  • First we will review your intake form and discuss your concerns and health goals.

  • We will check your tongue which provides me with information on your internal.

  • We will check your pulse which in Chinese medicine is a more extensive tool than just a heart rate.

  • Feel free to ask questions as they arise.

  • We create an environment to support you in relaxing that may include essential oils, meditation music, or silent reflection.


Once the needles go in, you might feel a variety of sensations. Some people feel a mild aching, or maybe a little bit of heaviness, a feeling of distention, or warmth. Any of these are really good signs. It means we’re stimulating the body correctly by activating nerves and connective tissue. Our goal is to make these sensations comfortable so that you can enjoy a relaxing experience. 


Our Acupuncture Specialties: