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Acupuncture Needles vs. Hypodermic & IV needles:

 

  1. Hypodermic and IV needles have a hollow tube for delivery of medication or the drawing of blood. This causes a scraping of blood & tissue on the way through the skin barrier, and is often uncomfortable. Add to that the sensation of fluid either being injected or drawn, and it amounts to pain or discomfort. The blood & tissue contained in the hollow space can also cause a risk of infection if you are stuck by a used needle.

  2. Hypodermic and IV needles also have dagger-like projections, in order to push easily through veins or arteries.

 

Acupuncture needles have neither. No hollow space. No dagger-like projection. A “pinch” on the way past the nerve endings upon insertion. Sometimes, a stronger sensation (called Daqi – pronounced dah– chee) can be felt. Daqi often comes on abruptly, and goes away as quickly. Try not to tense or hold your breath, as this can delay how quickly the sensation goes away.

 

Safety: We practice “Clean Needle technique” to keep you safe.

  1. We use single use, disposable, and sterile needles

  2. We sanitize your skin wherever we needle

  3. We sanitize our hands between every contact & procedure

  4. We only touch the handle of the needle – so that no part of your practitioner has ever touched any part of the needle that goes through your skin.

  5. Occasionally, a client may get a small bruise or feeling of bruising at the needle site. This is normal, and is no cause for alarm.

  6. Tell your practitioner if you have allergies to silicone, as some commercial acupuncture needles coat the tips to make insertion painless.

 

Today's session:

We treat almost anything – from labor inductions & fertility treatments, neurological conditions, migraines & other headaches, gastro-intestinal issues, allergies, asthma, autoimmune diseases, cancers, and many more. All these issues require quite a bit of assessment, research, and case management.

 

But, if you are utilizing a special or promotion, your sessions may be limited in scope to Orthopedic pain management (skeleto-muscular) or General Stress / relaxation sessions.

 

This is because of the assessment necessary to treat anything of a systemic nature, or any disease process. Also, we wouldn't want to set unrealistic expectations that we can treat migraines, cancer, diabetes, etc. in one or two sessions.

 

Expectations:

  1. First we define your symptoms and goals.

  2. Next we establish a baseline, by identifying your current levels of your top 2-3 symptoms.

  3. Finally, we track your symptom progress to help you meet your goals & set realistic expectations.

    1. Hypodermic and IV needles have a hollow tube for delivery of medication or the drawing of blood. This causes a scraping of blood & tissue on the way through the skin barrier, and is often uncomfortable. Add to that the sensation of fluid either being injected or drawn, and it amounts to pain or discomfort. The blood & tissue contained in the hollow space can also cause a risk of infection if you are stuck by a used needle.

    2. Hypodermic and IV needles also have dagger-like projections, in order to push easily through veins or arteries.

    1. We use single use, disposable, and sterile needles

    2. We sanitize your skin wherever we needle

    3. We sanitize our hands between every contact & procedure

    4. We only touch the handle of the needle – so that no part of your practitioner has ever touched any part of the needle that goes through your skin.

    5. Occasionally, a client may get a small bruise or feeling of bruising at the needle site. This is normal, and is no cause for alarm.

    6. Tell your practitioner if you have allergies to silicone, as some commercial acupuncture needles coat the tips to make insertion painless.

    1. First we define your symptoms and goals.

    2. Next we establish a baseline, by identifying your current levels of your top 2-3 symptoms.

    3. Finally, we track your symptom progress to help you meet your goals & set realistic expectations.

    4. Typically, pain management cases see a drop in frequency, severity, and/or intensity between the first 1-4 sessions. But all sessions have a cumulative effect, and you can expect to spread your treatments out further based on your symptom progress.

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    Your Acupuncture Visit

     

    Acupuncture Needles vs. Hypodermic & IV needles:

     

     

    Acupuncture needles have neither. No hollow space. No dagger-like projection. A “pinch” on the way past the nerve endings upon insertion. Sometimes, a stronger sensation (called Daqi – pronounced dah– chee) can be felt. Daqi often comes on abruptly, and goes away as quickly. Try not to tense or hold your breath, as this can delay how quickly the sensation goes away.

     

    Safety: We practice “Clean Needle technique” to keep you safe.

     

    Today's session:

    We treat almost anything – from labor inductions & fertility treatments, neurological conditions, migraines & other headaches, gastro-intestinal issues, allergies, asthma, autoimmune diseases, cancers, and many more. All these issues require quite a bit of assessment, research, and case management.

     

    But, if you are utilizing a special or promotion, your sessions may be limited in scope to Orthopedic pain management (skeleto-muscular) or General Stress / relaxation sessions.

     

    This is because of the assessment necessary to treat anything of a systemic nature, or any disease process. Also, we wouldn't want to set unrealistic expectations that we can treat migraines, cancer, diabetes, etc. in one or two sessions.

     

    Expectations:

    requency, severity, and/or intensity between the first 1-4 sessions. But all sessions have a cumulative effect, and you can expect to spread your treatments out further based on your symptom progress.

     

    Informed Consent and Agreement for Acupuncture and/or Massage

    I, have sought the medical care of Thomas B. Cohen, Lac, LMBT. He has explained and discussed with me the nature of his Acupuncture & Massage practice.

    I have decided that I would like to try these natural therapies in an effort to assist me in my health care needs.

    I understand that at any time, at my request, or as the need arises, that I may choose or require to be referred to a traditional medical doctor.

    We do not file insurance claims. However, a letter of referral from your M.D., D.O., D.D.S., or D.C. to this office for Massage therapy services and our receipt will help you expedite your filing and reimbursement. If necessary, our office will dictate a letter concerning your therapy and progress. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.

     

     

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