First Five Element Acupuncture Session – What to expect

Many people arrive with the jitters. It takes courage to try something new as well as to expose your struggles and challenges to a health practitioner.

Is acupuncture treatment for right for you? You are welcome to check us out with a free initial consultation. This meeting offers you a chance to ask questions, share concerns and learn about our approach and sensibility. Your sense of comfort and of being cared for are essential aspects to the healing process.

Not all acupuncture styles are alike. At Frome Physical Therapy, we offer Five Element Acupuncture. The Five Elements : Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water are a part of all living things. Around the time of birth one of the elements falls out of balance with the others. This element becomes the foundation of our constitution: the Causative Factor.  The Causative Factor is the root problem or element that is out of balance. The assessment of the Causative Factor is based upon objective observation of color, sound, odor and emotion. The skill required to accurately see, hear, feel and perceive is considerable and takes years of practice and guidance to develop.

Our goal is to understand and treat the cause of disease. As a Five Element Acupuncturist, we are looking beyond your symptoms. The health of the body, mind and heart are key aspects to well-being.

The first treatment begins with an interview during which you are asked to share many aspects of your history and your current challenges. A noninvasive physical examination which includes Chinese pulses, palpation of points on the body for tenderness, and assessment of your movement and posture is performed.

Cookie cutter approaches are most useful in baking. No two patients are alike. In Five Element Acupuncture, each patient’s treatment is individually tailored.

Acupuncture is a 5,000 year old tradition that requires keen observational, diagnostic and treatment skills. That is why you will fare well in the hands of an experienced and seasoned professional.

Are you worried about the needles? You are in good company. However, acupuncture needles are not hypodermic needles. Acupuncture needles have an average diameter of 0.00325 inches. That’s like a strand of hair. People typically feel a slight sting or ache when the needle is first inserted, This quickly shifts to warmth and tingling as the blocked energy is freed up to circulate. This is the simple elegance of acupuncture.

Freed up energy stimulates healing. Acupuncture is an incredibly profound and gentle way to treat illness.

You do have to set aside time to receive treatment. The first visit will last for 90 – 120 minutes and subsequent visits are 50 – 60 minutes each. While you are receiving acupuncture you will be resting comfortably on a massage table.  

Treatment first begins with the removal of energetic blocks. This is followed with special support for your unique constitution.

Five Element Acupuncture is a comprehensive system that supports the healing of the body, mind and heart. This gentle and profound approach promotes healing on the deepest of levels. 

Read more on our blog on how Acupuncture can be used to treat symptoms like Anxiety, Depression etc.

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