What to expect on your first visit:
Your first visit to Deep Roots Wellness for an acupuncture appointment is longer than your follow-up visits and entails quite a bit of questioning. We will discuss all of your wellness concerns, but generally will concentrate on the most important issue during the first visit after having made a diagnosis and discussed a recommended treatment plan.
The initial questioning is a very important part of the care. While many of the questions may seem entirely irrelevant to your condition, for example asking the quality of your bowel movements when you came in for back pain or your psychological state when you came in for menstrual problems, there are very good reasons behind the questions. The answers you provide to the questions, along with other basic diagnostic tools such as possibly looking at your tongue and feeling your pulse allow the me to tailor the treatment specifically to you.
This individualization of the treatments is one of the strong points of oriental medicine. It is why many may experience broad changes within themselves after receiving acupuncture for a specific complaint. It also means that the treatments can be modified over time if they are not proving effective or your concerns change.