Acupuncture Treatments

People new to acupuncture often are uncertain what to expect when they first visit an acupuncturist. At Emanuele Acupuncture, Rosanne begins her work exploring the patient’s health history and concerns. She then selects from the following classic methods and procedures at the initial and subsequent sessions. Most patients return for 6-10 sessions, depending upon the state of their health, and the sessions last 45-60 minutes.

All procedures are painless and have no unwanted side effects

Acupuncture - The therapeutic use of various types of sterile, thin, stainless steel, one-time-use disposable needles. Also the use of a Japanese specialized dull-tipped needle which is gently held on the surface of the skin without puncturing it.

Medical Qi Gong - As energy (Qi) is released from the needles, Rosanne manually moves the Chi along from above the body, to help with the reorganization of energy.

Cupping - Glass suction cups applied to the skin help reduce muscular tension and toxins.

Hot Packs - Packs placed on various locations to “warm” the “cold” spots on the body.

Teishin – A Japanese gold hand-held tool, tapped on the surface to release blocked or swollen tissue. 

Gua Sha – A simple ancient technique of rubbing pre-oiled skin releasing trapped heat and congestion. 

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Acupuncture is an energetic conversation with the body

Rosanne's session typically begins with a calming treatment above the forehead. Much of the body relaxes at this initial stage allowing Rosanne to assess the next part of the treatment. Ultimately , the body's core energy, upright Qi, is strengthened and addresses underlying issues.

Patients typically experience improvement after each session. Just as significant , patients enjoy feeling renewed, refreshed, and grounded. To learn more about our patients' experiences and for more information see testimonials.

Guidelines for Your Visit

Food

A small snack before your session, especially if you have skipped a meal, is recommended.

Clothing

Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes that can be pushed up to the knees and elbows for insertion of needles. Tight jeans and turtlenecks are not acupuncture-friendly! You are welcome, of course, to change into comfortable and loose-fitting clothes when you arrive.

Attitude

No particular faith, belief, or even knowledge of acupuncture is needed for positive results. However, an attitude of receptivity to treatment is helpful.

Post-treatment

For maximum results, it is recommended that for 24 hours you avoid strong activities or influences such as aerobic exercise, heavy weightlifting, sauna, massage, unusually spicy food, or intensive emotional extremes.

What you say will be respected as confidential