|Getting the Most from Your Acupuncture Treatments or How can I Improve Treatment Results|
Acupuncture is a considerable investment of time and money toward healing pain and chronic illness. By following a few simple guidelines you can raise the odds that this investment will result in less pain, greater energy, improved mood and improvement in the illness being treated.
It is vital to follow these guidelines:
My goal as an acupuncturist is to help you heal. This is more that just symptom relief. A deeper level of healing means that symptoms won't return once the treatments stop. To accomplish this goal I will develop a treatment plan and discuss this with you. It is difficult to predict exactly how quickly an individual will respond to treatment. It depends upon one's constitution, general state of health, diet and life style, including the amount of sleep and exercise one gets. The best results occur with good diet, adequate sleep, reduction in stress and moderate exercise. I can help to counsel you on these points.
Symptoms are usually the last to appear and the first to disappear. Usually many years of neglect of one's health lead to the occurrence of pain and chronic illness. I want to get you beyond just symptom relief in to a state of greater vitality, so that you can weather life's stresses and not have symptoms reoccur. It takes time to eliminate the cause of a problem but then results are more permanent. Symptoms may disappear then reappear and are not a safe measure of correction of a problem. A better indicator is the tongue and abdomen. Once balanced and free from Qi blockage you can safely stop treatment.
|Terry Tangredi Lic. Ac. 131 Main Street, Hatfield, MA. 01038 (413) 247-3388|