Frequently Asked Questions

General

During our initial phone consultation, I will ask questions as to the nature of your health condition, and determine which therapy or method will be the best fit. In general, chronic problems or those that are internal in nature respond more completely to a Nutrition Response Testing Program, with some acupuncture used as an adjunct therapy at times. If a problem has been short in duration or is of musculoskeletal nature, I recommend acupuncture.

Nutritional Analysis

Nutritional Analysis evaluates structural, chemical and mental aspects of health using manual muscle testing - also known as applied kinesiology, combined with other standard methods of diagnosis.

Muscle Testing is a non-invasive system of evaluating the function of the body, and has become a dynamic movement in health care in its relatively short existence. The combined terms “applied” and “kinesiology” describe the basis of this system, which is the use of checking body reflexes to evaluate body function through the dynamics of the musculoskeletal system.

Muscle testing involves having the patient lie down and testing their arm reflexes while exposing the patient to different vials of immunological challenges (bacterias, heavy metals, chemicals, common food allergies, etc). The body will respond to the vials by a subtle contraction in one of the arms if that particular vial contains a substance that the body is having problems with. This is the body’s neuromuscular reaction to the energy coming from the vial.

For a more detailed understanding of Nutritional Analysis, please click here.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture needles are about the width of a hair, making the insertion light and usually painless. If there is any discomfort, it dissipates in the first few seconds after they are inserted. Most people feel absolutely nothing upon insertion besides a slight tingling sensation.
The treatment course depends on a few variables: what is being treated, how long you’ve had the problem, how strong your constitution is and what kind of treatment is given. I will give you a recommendation for frequency and amount of visits after the first visit. I also recommend people receive maintenance treatments once the initial complaint is resolved to ensure long-term wellness.
Chinese formulas are balanced so that people usually experience few to no unwanted side effects. Nutritional supplements are whole food based, so have even fewer side effects. Generally both herbs and nutritional supplements are designed to balance the body, so the side effects are good, in other words, other parts of the body may benefit as well. In the rare case you do have a sensitivity to a certain herb, the side effects are small and easily correctable simply by adjusting the formula.

For a more detailed understanding of Acupuncture, please click here.

General

During our initial phone consultation, I will ask questions as to the nature of your health condition, and determine which therapy or method will be the best fit. In general, chronic problems or those that are internal in nature respond more completely to a Nutrition Response Testing Program, with some acupuncture used as an adjunct therapy at times. If a problem has been short in duration or is of musculoskeletal nature, I recommend acupuncture.

Nutritional Analysis

Nutritional Analysis evaluates structural, chemical and mental aspects of health using manual muscle testing - also known as applied kinesiology, combined with other standard methods of diagnosis.

Muscle Testing is a non-invasive system of evaluating the function of the body, and has become a dynamic movement in health care in its relatively short existence. The combined terms “applied” and “kinesiology” describe the basis of this system, which is the use of checking body reflexes to evaluate body function through the dynamics of the musculoskeletal system.

Muscle testing involves having the patient lie down and testing their arm reflexes while exposing the patient to different vials of immunological challenges (bacterias, heavy metals, chemicals, common food allergies, etc). The body will respond to the vials by a subtle contraction in one of the arms if that particular vial contains a substance that the body is having problems with. This is the body’s neuromuscular reaction to the energy coming from the vial.

For a more detailed understanding of Nutritional Analysis, please click here.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture needles are about the width of a hair, making the insertion light and usually painless. If there is any discomfort, it dissipates in the first few seconds after they are inserted. Most people feel absolutely nothing upon insertion besides a slight tingling sensation.
The treatment course depends on a few variables: what is being treated, how long you’ve had the problem, how strong your constitution is and what kind of treatment is given. I will give you a recommendation for frequency and amount of visits after the first visit. I also recommend people receive maintenance treatments once the initial complaint is resolved to ensure long-term wellness.
Chinese formulas are balanced so that people usually experience few to no unwanted side effects. Nutritional supplements are whole food based, so have even fewer side effects. Generally both herbs and nutritional supplements are designed to balance the body, so the side effects are good, in other words, other parts of the body may benefit as well. In the rare case you do have a sensitivity to a certain herb, the side effects are small and easily correctable simply by adjusting the formula.

For a more detailed understanding of Acupuncture, please click here.