Extremely fine, hair-thin, flexible, single-use sterilized disposable needles are placed at specific acupuncture points on the body.
When the needles are inserted, you may experience a sensation of tingling or warmth. Many people are surprised to discover that acupuncture treatments are actually quite relaxing, and often fall asleep during treatment!
The length and frequency of treatments are customized, depending on each individual’s unique case and is determined by your practitioner. As you improve, fewer visits are required.
Ancient Chinese herbal formulas are as effective, now, as they were when first introduced thousands of years ago. Most formulas consist of two to eighteen different herbs. These formulas treat a wide variety of symptoms, while stimulating the body’s natural, beautiful healing process.
Interestingly, hospital studies prescribing individualized complex herbal formulas have demonstrated excellent results with patients who fail to respond to conventional pharmaceutical treatments.
Formulas may be taken as teas, pills, capsules, granules, or tinctures, depending on the patient and the recommendation of the practitioner. Chinese herbal medicine is generally safe and effective when prescribed by a qualified practitioner of Oriental Medicine.
A qualified practitioner of Oriental or Traditional Chinese Medicine has completed at least 3,200 hours of study in the theory and practicum of Oriental or Traditional Chinese Medicine and has passed all national and state licensing requirements. Tamara Hutchins, L.Ac., MSTCM completed over 3,500 hours of study and practicum to attain a Master’s of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine degree, not including continuing education.