What to Expect on a Visit
Your first visit will begin with a detailed history and physical examination to determine the cause of your symptoms and to determine if acupuncture is a beneficial treatment.
The needles are left in place for 15-30 minutes while you relax in the treatment room.
During Electro-acupuncture the needles are electrically stimulatead by various frequencies and voltages by attachment to a battery powered machine using wires and small clips. Low frequency stimulation results in a slow onset of pain relief that outlasts the treatment for hours to days. This pain relief is cumulative by repeating treatments. High frequency stimulation results in a pain-blocking effect that is fast in onset but does not usually outlast the stimulation.