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Begin with kindness to yourself.

Your treatment begins with a 1 1/2 hour session. During this initial meeting, we will discuss your health concerns, lifestyle and habits, and your health goals.

I will provide a diagnosis and precribe a treatment plan to support you toward your health goals. As we work together, there is a continual check-in and adjustment of your treatment plan.

Some health issues are specific and treatment will have a starting and ending point. You may also wish to have ongoing proactive sessions as part of your healthy lifestyle and balanced health plan. Treatment provides a space for deep relaxation for the growth and integration of mind, body and spirit.

Modalities

  • Acupuncture
  • Nutrition
  • Massage/Cupping
  • Plant medicine utilizing traditions from around the world: Chinese, Central American and Western herbal

Life Cycles

Inherently holistic, Chinese Medicine focuses on balancing the person within the cycles of life. It identifies the nature and location causing disease through the understanding of the individuals environment, emotions, and lifestyle.  Kate’s aim is to restore harmony in the individual throughout these life cycles.  No matter where you are on the continuum of life, Kate’s guidance can support you in finding your own harmony.

‘An Acupuncturist views each individual as a dynamic, integrated whole, observing how signs and symptoms weave together in order to understand the underlying,energetic profile of a person’s health.’

What to Expect

During your initial exam a full health history will be taken. Please download the new patient information packet, fill it out and bring it with you to your first visit. We will discuss symptoms, health, diet and lifestyle. Using the key diagnostic tools of Traditional Chinese Medicine, I will check your pulses, look at your tongue and may conduct a physical exam.

Pulses: there are 12 pulse positions on each wrist, each position corresponds to a specific meridian and organ.

Tongue: the tongue is a map of the body. It reflects general health of the organs and meridians.

This information is then organized to create a complete, accurate and comprehensive diagnosis of where Qi has become blocked or imbalanced. After the interview process, which can take up to an hour, you will receive an acupuncture treatment. Please plan on a minimum of 90 minutes for your first consultation. Please plan one hour for subsequent treatments.

What do I need to do prior to coming in?

First Visit Checklist

  • Fill out the New Patient Information.pdf
  • If you brush your tongue, please refrain for 24 hours before coming in
  • Please do not eat large meal just before or after your visit, but please do have a snack before treatments, if you are hungry
  • Come in with any questions you may have
  • Feel free to bring your lab tests and if trying to conceive, please bring your BBT chart
  • Wear loose comfortable clothing for easy access to acupuncture points

Return Visit Checklist

  • Take notes or observe for yourself any changes that may have occurred, such as the alleviation of pain, pain moving to other areas, or changes in frequency and type of problems.
  • Come in with any questions you may have

What can I expect during the treatment?

Where the acupuncture needle has been inserted, you may experience a vague numbness, heaviness, tingling or dull ache. Sometimes people experience a sensation of energy spreading and moving around the needle. This is called the ‘qi sensation’. All of these reactions are good and a sign that the treatment is working. After the treatment, you may feel energized or may experience a deep sense of relaxation and well-being.


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