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Questions you may have

How will it feel to experience Acupuncture?

Following your initial assessment Jane will place sterile needles at specific points along energy pathways (meridians).  These needles are completely safe.  The needles are single use, disposable and discarded after each use.  The process is painless because the needles are very thin, about the thickness of a human hair.  You may experience several sensations upon insertion including a warmth, tingling, surge of energy, or heaviness. These sensations dissipate within a few seconds.  Most people report feeling absolutely nothing.  The Acupuncture will last for approximately 30 minutes.  Most patients find this time relaxing and enjoyable, often drifting off into a restful sleep.

What should I expect during my initial consultation? 

Jane Kaufman takes a holistic approach to healing.  During your first visit you can expect to spend approximately 90-120 minutes with Jane.  She will conduct a thorough health exploration, gathering information about current health, lifestyle, and symptoms.  Additionally she will conduct a tongue and pulse diagnosis.  This extensive process allows Jane to effectively assess your situation and to formulate a treatment plan.  At the conclusion of the “intake” exam you will receive a treatment including acupuncture and other services that may be indicated.   Jane encourages patients to take an active role in their treatment and overall wellness.  At the conclusion of your treatment Jane will make lifestyle and/or nutritional recommendations.

How many treatments will I need? 

The number of treatments may vary from patient to patient, depending on how quickly each responds to the therapy.  More chronic conditions may require longer courses of treatment, while more acute ailments are usually resolved more quickly.