Acupuncture is an effective form of health care that has evolved into a complete and holistic medical system. Practitioners of acupuncture and Chinese medicine have used this noninvasive medical system to diagnose and help millions of people get well and stay healthy for over 5,000 years.
What will my acupuncturist do?
During the initial exam a full health history will he taken. Questions will be asked regarding symptoms, health and lifestyle. Your acupuncturist also may check pulses and your tongue and may conduct a physical exam. This information is then organized to create a complete, accurate and comprehensive diagnosis of where Qi has become blocked or imbalanced. After the interview process, you may receive an acupuncture treatment. Visits with your acupuncturist may last from 30 to 90 minutes.
The most respected method of diagnosis in Chinese Medicine is ‘Pulse Diagnosis’ or interpreting the flow of blood in the radial artery at the wrist. Unfortunately this method is a lost art with very few practitioners in the world are competent in it’s immense subtlety. Probably the world’s foremost living master of pulse diagnosis, Dr. Zhang WeiYin, personally trained Dr. Dominic Stape in this lost art.
The uniqueness of this method is that it is anatomically based. If used correctly, the pulse can reveal anatomical problems such as urinary tract infections, kidney stones, ovarian cysts, bone spurs, gall stones, varicoceles, sinus infections, gastric or duodenal ulcers, coronary blockages and a host of other physical ailments. The practitioners at Natural Life Acupuncture and Wellness have dedicated themselves to mastering this method of pulse diagnosis and use this method daily in their treatment protocol.