On your first visit we will do a complete set of diagnostic tests including blood pressure, tongue and pulse diagnosis & a full medical history. The first visit takes approximately 90 minutes and will cover any questions & concerns you have regarding your health issues. Sage Acupuncture is committed to safe & comfortable acupuncture treatments and we have a warm and relaxing environment to ensure you enjoy your treatments.
TCM is composed of 5 Elements: Herbal Therapy, Acupuncture, Food Therapy, Massage (Tui Na) & Tai Chi/Qi Gong. Acupuncture is recorded in the oldest medical textbook in the world, the 4,700 year old Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine. It is based on theories by Shen Nung, the father of Chinese Medicine, who believed that the body has an energy force running through it known as Qi.
A person's health is influenced by the flow of Qi in the body in combination with the universal forces of Yin & Yang. If the flow of Qi is insufficient, unbalanced or interrupted, Yin & Yang become unbalanced, and illness may occur. Qi travels throughout the body along meridians & acupuncture points are specific locations along these meridians.