Traditional Chinese Medicine includes, as therapy: acupuncture, herbs, exercise (Tai Qi or Qi Gong), food, psychological and behavioral advise and even Qi Gong energy transmission from practitioner to patient. While at CommonHealth, I do not offer all of these modalities, I do offer many of them. I have over 30 years of experience performing acupuncture, over 20 years of prescribing Chinese herbs and, off and on, years of practice in food therapy and psychological and behavioral counseling.
For minor aches and pains, it is generally not necessary to do a complete and holistic evaluation of your condition. Acupuncture is especially effective for local aches and pains, back aches, joint aches, tendinitis, a panoply of hurts. But the evaluation — and therefore its cost — is relatively short.
Internal Chinese Medicine is different. Whether it is migraine headache, asthma or allergies, menstrual cramps, digestive problems, whatever and wherever within your body, the evaluation and choice of therapy takes time, usually about one hour of question and evaluation. Traditional Chinese Medicine is holistic and to understand you holistically takes time, time to ask a comprehensive set of questions about all your body’s system as well as your state of mind and spirit and time for this practitioner to observe you.
However, once this process is completed during your first session, at CommonHealth, there is never a future charge for evaluation or consultation, only therapy. You can see the cost of any of this on this website under “Fees.”
If you would simply like to find out whether Traditional Chinese Medicine in any of its forms might be right for you, there is no charge to speak with me, either by phone, by e-mail or in person. With a brief description of what ails you, I can help you figure out whether TCM is right for you.