The first session begins with a thorough review of your health history, followed by a traditional tongue and pulse diagnosis. What is a tongue and pulse diagnosis?  I look at the color, moisture, shape and coating of your tongue, for diagnostic clues. Feeling your pulses at both wrists, for strength and quality, yields additional diagnostic information.

Then we begin the acupuncture treatment, which consists of inserting needles in a number of points, sometimes followed by a gentle stimulation of the placed needles.  This brings circulation to the area and improves local blood flow.  The needles stay in for 20-30 minutes.  I will communicate with you during the treatment, letting you know what I am doing and making sure everything feels comfortable.  TDP mineral plate heat lamps are placed over your feet to keep you warm and cozy. You can choose to listen to music, or relax in silence.  The points may feel tingly during the treatment, and you may feel your muscles releasing tension.  You may get very drowsy, or fall asleep.

Your comfort is a priority for me; thus, I only work with one person at a time, so that you can get my full attention.

All needles at Heavenly Stems Acupuncture are sterile, disposable, and individually packaged.


Patient receiving acupuncture