Meredith Murphy, L.Ac., MaAC, DiplAc
Specializing in Chinese, Japanese, Korean Acupuncture as well as
many other Asian modalities of natural health and healing.
The Healing Point - Acupuncture and Wholistic Health Center
215 W. Church Road, Suite 112, King of Prussia, PA 19406 · 610-265-1827
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HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Every patient is an individual, and individual responses vary. Typically, for the first month, patients are recommended 1-3 times a week, then reevaluated. Some people respond very quickly after one or two treatments, while others may require regular treatments for months. In general, the more acute a condition is, the less treatment is required. Acupuncture treatments are culmative and build upon each other for maximum result, so it is important to follow the treatment schedule for optimum results.
The needles used in acupuncture treatments are very thin, about the width of a hair. Unlike hypodermic needles, acupuncture needles are solid and thin, not designed to cut the skin. The needles do not hurt when inserted properly. Many people feel the Qi arriving at the point and experience a tingling or heavy sensation. We only use needles that are individually packaged, sterilized, and disposable- never saved or reused.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Your first visit will consist of a comprehensive health interview and examination to evaluate the nature of the imbalances which create your symptoms. This session includes health history questions, pulse analysis, tongue inspection and abdominal palpation, which are all used to develop a diagnosis and treatment protocol. Together we will work out a treatment plan specific for you. This is also an opportunity to ask questions so you feel confident and comfortable with your treatment plan.