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During this initial session, your practitioner will conduct an assessment of your overall health. This assessment typically involves a series of questions about the patient's medical history, current symptoms, and lifestyle habits. It's an excellent opportunity to ask any questions you may have about traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).
Depending on the patient's needs and preferences, they will also use adjunctive therapies such as cupping, electro, or gua sha to enhance the effectiveness of the treatment, time permitting.
During a follow-up acupuncture session, your practitioner will conduct a review of your progress since the last appointment. Depending on the patient's needs and preferences, they will also use adjunctive therapies such as cupping, electro, or gua sha to enhance the effectiveness of the treatment.
The length of time that acupuncture needles are retained is typically around 20 - 30 minutes.
Fertility Acupuncture Revisit
Dr. Jessica is currently accepting new fertility patients. With her expertise in providing personalized care and effective treatment options, she can support individuals on their path to fertility. If you are seeking fertility assistance, we encourage you to explore the opportunity to consult with Dr. Jessica for professional guidance and support.
Please choose this option following the initial consultation with Dr. Jessica.
Cupping is a technique in which a therapist places suction cups on the skin and moves them to promote circulation, reduce inflammation and swelling, release fascia, and stimulate lymphatic drainage. The suction created by the cups lifts the skin and tissues into the cup, promoting the release of toxins and cellular waste that may have been trapped deep within the tissues.
After a cupping session, it's common to see circular marks on the skin. The marks typically fade within a few days and are a sign that the therapy is working to bring impurities to the surface where they can be processed and eliminated by the lymphatic system.
Gua Sha is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves using a smooth-edged tool, often made of stone, to apply pressure and scrape the skin in order to relieve pain and tension. This technique can create light bruising, which can appear as purple or red spots known as petechiae or 'sha'. The name gua sha comes from the Chinese word for scraping.
Gua sha is frequently used to alleviate muscle and joint pain by causing micro-trauma to break up fibrous tissue and reduce inflammation. This type of pain may result from a variety of causes, such as repetitive strain, injury, surgery, or another underlying condition.