The Well Balanced Acupuncture Approach
Wellness is a state of optimal conditions for normal function… and then some. The wellness approach is to look for underlying causes of any disturbance or disruption, which may or may not be causing symptoms at the time, and make whatever interventions and lifestyle adjustments would optimize the conditions for normal function. That environment encourages natural healing, and minimizes the need for invasive treatment, which should be administered only when absolutely necessary. When the body is working properly, it tends to heal effectively, no matter what the condition. When the body heals well and maintains itself well, then there is another level of health that goes beyond “asymptomatic” or “pain-free” which reveals an open-ended opportunity for vitality, vibrant health, and an enhanced experience of life.This is true for mental and emotional health as well as physical health. While some people may suffer psychological disorders, creating an atmosphere of mental and emotional wellness will address all but the most serious problems.
Your First Visit
Upon entering our office, we will request that you complete our patient forms. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.
The following forms will get you started if you would like to fill them out before your first appointment. You can either print them out and bring them with you or email them back to us.
Next, you will have a consultation with Lisa Glasser L.Ac to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Lisa to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how acupuncture, nutrition or fitness can be incorporated to meet your goals.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can choose to experience your first treatment. This may include alternative medicine such as:
- Electro stimulation
- Soft tissue massage
- Nutritional consultation
- Physical exercises
This and every treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.
Prior to leaving, a wellness program may be suggested for you to incorporate outside of treatment. If you are in pain when you first come into our office this may include: heat application instructions, certain activities or positions to avoid, and at home exercises and/or stretches, supplements or herbs. If you desire, we will also work with you to create healthy habits and routines for your lifestyle. Every person is unique, therefore everyone requires a customized wellness plan. The purpose of our wellness program is for you to achieve overall balance, have a healthy diet, exercise, and maintain a positive mental state.