What’s in a Licensed Acupuncturists scope (in California)?

The state of California has deemed Licensed Acupuncturists Primary Care Providers. This means that you can see a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) without a referral from an MD or other provider. This is great news because it means you can find the right Acupuncturist for you and you are not limited to your Doctor or HealthContinue reading “What’s in a Licensed Acupuncturists scope (in California)?”

Should I get Acupuncture if I’m not injured or sick?

The short answer is YES! I was chatting with a guest at my daughter’s birthday party when they casually asked “I’m pretty healthy and have no complaints, why would I get acupuncture?” and it kind of caught me off guard. Having spent the last handful of years living and breathing Acupuncture & Integrative East AsianContinue reading “Should I get Acupuncture if I’m not injured or sick?”

What to Expect during your visit – Part 2 the Follow-Up Visit

Once I’ve had an Initial Visit with a patient (see this post for more information about Initial Visits), then we move to Follow-Up visits on an agreed-upon cadence that the patient has autonomy and control over. What I love about Follow-Up visits is that they allow for deeper exploration and treatment for the chief concernContinue reading “What to Expect during your visit – Part 2 the Follow-Up Visit”

What to expect during your visit – Part 1 the Initial Visit

Every patient relationship starts with an Initial Visit. These appointments are approximately 75 minutes, which is longer than Follow-Up visits, and allow for full discussion of the patient’s primary concern as well as exploring their overall health and constitution. One of the things I love most about practicing Integrative East Asian Medicine is that IContinue reading “What to expect during your visit – Part 1 the Initial Visit”