Your First Visit - Hoku Integrated Healthcare in Westshore Colwood, Victoria BCYour First Visit

It is important to understand that, although this does happen occasionally, acupuncture is not a "one-time only miracle treatment". Acupuncture is cumulative in that each treatment builds upon the progress of the previous one. It, like a medication, is dose-dependent so you will need to embark on a certain number of treatments, spaced at first weekly or twice weekly to get the desired effect. At the 4-6th treatment Angela will discuss your progress with you and will decide if more visits are needed, and how apart they should be.

Please wear baggy clothing, for example, a T-shirt and yoga pants if you wish to stay clothed, otherwise, you will be privately draped in a sheet or blanket. It is best to eat small meal before hand to avoid getting dizzy. Please avoid coffee and heavy exercise before your treatment. It is best to empty your bladder before you are on the massage table.

It is best to fill out the patient intake and consent forms as best as you can in the PDF* I have under this tab BEFORE you come to the first visit, otherwise it will be difficult to fit in an acupuncture treatment that day. If you can't do so, come 1/2 hour before your appointment to fill them out, and we will go through them with you. The acupuncture intake form asks questions about your current state of health, past illnesses, and family history. These questions are important because the wholistic approach of Oriental medicine takes every aspect of your health into account. Your current symptoms may not seem related to past health issues, but our bodies are complex landscapes and everything that happens to you leaves its mark. If you have any difficulty filling out the forms, Angela will help.

After reviewing your intake forms, we will discuss your condition, and Angela will examine your pulse and tongue, which are two of the mainstays of basic diagnostic methods of Oriental medicine. The acupuncture points chosen will depend on your condition, but you can expect approximately 20 needles. Once the needles are inserted, you can rest comfortably for anywhere from 20-45 minutes with the needles in place. Many people find acupuncture treatments deeply relaxing, and it is not uncommon for patients to fall asleep during this time.

Does Acupuncture Hurt? Do You Have a Tattoo?

Angela Berscheid offers Acupuncture in Westshore Colwood, Victoria BCIf you were able to tolerate a tattoo, even a small one, you will tolerate acupuncture!! Furthermore the needles are so very small that you will only feel a sensation for about a second, and then it goes away. Even if you don't have a tattoo, most people can tolerate the sensation, and then really relax into the experience.

We share the foyer with Langford Massage Therapy and are located above Pilgrim Coffee, opposite MD Esthetics, in the Colwood Medical Building. These are some photos of the office:

Hoku Integrated Healthcare offers safe, effective Acupuncture in Westshore Colwood, Victoria BC

Your First Visit - Hoku Integrated Healthcare in Westshore Colwood, Victoria BC

Angela Berscheid offers Acupuncture in Westshore Colwood, Victoria BC
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Your First Visit - Hoku Integrated Healthcare in Westshore Colwood, Victoria BC 

 

Angela Berscheid offers Acupuncture in Westshore Colwood, Victoria BC

 

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Angela Berscheid offers Acupuncture in Westshore Colwood, Victoria BC

Hoku Integrated Healthcare offers safe, effective Acupuncture in Westshore Colwood, Victoria BC

Your First Visit - Hoku Integrated Healthcare in Westshore Colwood, Victoria BC