How does Acupuncture work?
Traditional Chinese Medicine has its own system of diagnosis based on the organs of the body. Through asking the patient a number of questions, feeling the patient's pulse, and examining the patient's tongue we obtain information about symptoms, which correlate to a diagnosis. This system of diagnosis is different from the western system of diagnosis and has the ability to relate a number of seemingly unrelated symptoms into one or more patterns.
We then select acupuncture points and/or Chinese herbal medicines based on the pattern diagnosis. As part of my unique technique, I palpate individual Acupuncture points and feel their effect on your pulse. I then select an individualized point combination which is specialized for your energetic system. This ensure maximum results from the treatment.
It is this system of diagnosis, which allows acupuncturists to treat a wide variety of symptoms and diseases. Even though you may have been given a western diagnosis, it is necessary to answer a number of questions to determine your TCM pattern.