Procedures and protocols at Shen Dao Acupuncture
Mo and Barbara would like to give you an understanding of what can be expected when you come to our clinic for treatment.
It is fairly conventional. Intake, consultation and diagnosis according to the eight principles and five element theory of TCM( traditional Chinese medicine), preliminary prognosis and initial treatment.
Typically, ten sessions are scheduled. Twice a week for the first three weeks and once a week for the following four weeks. Those ten constitute one course of treatment. Specific treatment and number of sessions is always dependent on the severity of the condition.
We are working to have full recovery at each point of the treatment. We are providing a secure foundation so the complaint does not return. We are also giving a boost to the defensive( Wei Ch'i) to combat other possible attacks faced in the future. Traditional Chinese tongue and pulse diagnosis is employed at every session.
You should plan on an hour per visit.
No removal of clothing is required only loose garments, no tight jeans etc.
Some light food should to eaten about an hour before appointment.
Vigorous exercise also rest at least an hour before arriving.
We will explain all aspects of treatment before application so you will have a clear idea of what to expect.
After the session you will be given specific dietary recommendations that will aid in recovery.
Barbara and I are always available by phone or text if you have any questions.