What To Expect

Your First Visit

During your first visit, you will meet with Dr. Emily to review your overall health, discuss your main complaint(s) and health goals, answer any questions you may have, and receive an acupuncture treatment.

Herbal Medicine Santa FeIf it’s warranted, Dr. Emily will also prescribe an herbal formula, and/or make suggestions about vitamins and other supplements for your condition(s), and she may also suggest dietary and lifestyle changes for you to consider to speed your recovery and improve your overall quality of life and health.

Your first visit will likely last a little over an hour, with follow-up visits lasting ~55 minutes.

Frequency of Treatment

For most health issues, a series of weekly acupuncture treatments is typically what is recommended and what we have found to be most effective. If, however, your condition is particularly painful, chronic or severe, 2-5 treatments per week for a few weeks to a few months is recommended, until your condition becomes less severe and more manageable. Regardless of severity, most people notice improvements immediately, during their first or second treatment, with continued improvement over subsequent treatments.

Duration of Treatment

The number of treatments needed will depend on your condition, your health goals, your overall health and constitution, and how well you respond to acupuncture. Most people experience significant and lasting improvement of acute conditions (ones that just began in the last few months) within 1-2 months of weekly treatments, with chronic but moderate (not severe) conditions typically needig 3-6 months of weekly treatments, and severe, chronic conditions typically requiring 6-24 months of weekly treatments. And for those looking for overall health maintenance and optimization, ongoing weekly or bi-weekly acupuncture treatments are highly beneficial and appropriate.

Additional Benefits of Treatment

Regardless of health status, getting regular treatments from Dr. Emily will typically not only improve your main health issues, but will also usually bring a wide range of improvements to your overall health and quality of life:

  • marked reduction in stress
  • stronger immune system
  • better quality sleep
  • more energy
  • improved memory and mental clarity
  • better mood
  • stronger libido
  • increased circulation and mobility
  • less pain and stiffness
  • better digestion
  • slower aging
  • reduced risk of disease
  • and much more!

If this all sounds pretty good to you, click here to make an appointment today!