Your first experience?
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine are gaining in popularity as modern science slowly catches up with over 2,000 years of practice. This is good news for those of us with acute and chronic conditions who want to focus on well rounded, and preventative care before turning to multiple prescriptions, or head for for premature surgeries. TCM and western medicine work wonderfully together, as each has its specialty.
Your first visit with a registered practitioner R.Ac, R.TCMP is a big step. I am so pleased to say that there have been many big steps taken in my office. This is largely due to the number of referrals to friends and family that come from my patients. It’s always an honour when a patient trusts the health of their loved ones to me.
Location, location, location!
When you find a practitioner, it is very important for appointments to fit in with your schedule, so make sure the location suites you well.
You can find me in one of three clinics any week day. See details below.
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday – Liberty Village Bodyintune.ca
Wednesday – Lakeshore & Islington – mibody.ca
Friday – The East Mall - toronto-fertility.com.
If you have any questions about Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, and want answers, call me. Seriously, 15 minute phone consults are easy to schedule, and often answer many general initial questions.
Once you’ve booked a time, a form is sent your way. It asks for a lot of health history as well as specifics of current conditions.
What To Expect
Depending on your condition, the first treatment takes about an hour or more (1 hr 15 min scheduled). In that time, we go through your health history & current concerns. Yes, I ask lots of questions. I take my time to get to know you. TCM is a complete system of medicine that requires looking at body/mind patterns and their manifestations of pain or dis-ease.
Once the intake is complete, I provide you with a diagnosis and propose a potential treatment plan. I explain the modalities I think best for the condition and, with your agreement, we begin treatment. Patients are encouraged to ask as may questions as they have, and are always treated at a pace most comfortable for them.
It’s a wonderful thing to be able to practice this type of medicine that observes and respects the importance of each element of working together. The trust and care between the practitioner and patient is paramount.