How the service works and what to expect

Classical Chinese Medicine is a complete medical paradigm applicable to all aspects of healthcare. A basic principal is that CCM is regulatory in nature attempting to restore the body’s natural functioning, thereby alleviating disease.  Treatment typically begins with an initial appointment consisting of an extensive intake from both a western and Chinese medicine perspective, followed by an acupuncture treatment and possibly an herbal consultation. The first appointment usually takes about one and one half hours. Follow-up appointments are about an hour.

Another difference between Western and Chinese Medicine is that CCM treats each patient as an individual. That is to say that a number of people could present with the same western diagnosis of for example irritable bowel syndrome and all could be treated differently based on their particular symptoms as well as their own constitutions. As such it is difficult to say exactly how long treatment will take. CCM does however expect to produce specific concrete results.

We realize that people are often unfamiliar with CCM and we are always happy to answer any questions you may have. Please contact us either via email or call us directly. Some basic information can be found on this web site under Acupuncture, Herbal Treatments, and Reiki sections. Other common procedures are Moxabustion, Gua Sha, and Cupping.