What To Expect With Naturopathic and Acupuncture Treatments
If you’ve never tried naturopathic or traditional chinese medicine before, you might be wondering what to expect. First of all, it’s important to know that naturopathic doctors focus on treating the whole person, not just the symptoms. They also believe in using the least invasive treatments possible, and they emphasize preventative care. So, if you’re considering seeing a naturopathic doctor or acupuncturist, here are a few things you can expect.
First of all, you’ll likely undergo a thorough initial consultation that usually takes about 60 minutes (30 minutes for pediatric patients). This will give your doctor a chance to get to know you and your health history. They may also order some additional testing, such as blood work or allergy testing. After that, your doctor will develop a personalized treatment plan for you. This may include dietary changes, supplements, and other lifestyle modifications.
Naturopathic and acupuncture treatments are often gentle and slow-acting, so don’t expect miracles overnight! But with time and patience, naturopathic medicine can be extremely effective. Follow-up visits may be 30 or 60 minutes long depending on the nature of your visit.
New Patient Intake Forms
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