Preparing for Your Visit to wellBeing Acupuncture

You may be curious about Acupuncture.  Your inquiry may be about the needles. For instance, “How big are they? Do the needles hurt? How long are needles left in?” Often I am asked,  “How does Acupuncture work and can it help me?”

I will take the time to listen and answer any questions you may have.

What to Expect

Your first visit to wellBeing Acupuncture is a Traditional Diagnosis and treatment.  It will run about one hour and forty five minutes.

The information you share begins the foundation of treatment planning.  Each part of your life matters to wellness. So we walk through your personal history, family history, medical history, as well as sleep, digestion, breathing,  and more.  Individual daily life choices are also important: what are your interests, how do you move throughout the day, what are your challenges in life?

Once the diagnosis is completed, your treatment will begin.  Acupuncture needles will be inserted while you are lying comfortably on a table in calm surroundings.  A series of points will be used in treatment chosen specifically for you.  Needles may be left in around twenty minutes or less.  At times, people experience a little prick or sting as a very thin, sterile needle is gently inserted.  Usually, there is a feeling of relaxation while resting. Some people even fall asleep.

After the first visit, treatment times run one hour to one hour and fifteen minutes.

Depending what will serve you and with your permission, I may choose to support the treatment with other healing modalities like cupping, essential oils, breathing techniques, gua sha, and herbal formulas. I will explain how each healing modality works and the benefits. At the end of the treatment, we will discuss one or two specific ways to shift your daily life in support of your health and wellness.

Getting Optimal Results

Before and After Treatment

Here are some suggestions for optimal results with your Acupuncture treatment:

  1. Eat lightly before and after treatment. Drink plenty of water.
  2. Avoid alcohol for 24-hours before and after treatment.
  3. Avoid very hot or cold baths or showers on the day of treatment.
  4. Do not use make-up (especially for the first couple of treatments), perfume or strongly scented shaving lotion the day of treatment.
  5. Plan your time so you do not have to rush to your next appointment or activity.
  6. Gain maximum benefit from your treatment by engaging in relaxing, restful and enjoyable activities throughout the day.
  7. Continue prescribed medications exactly as directed by your personal physician.
  8. Report any changes in physical or emotional patterns that occur between treatment sessions. Such detail is valuable in planning the course of your treatments. Journaling can be helpful.

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As we live with COVID-19, your health and safety is top priority at wellBeing Acupuncture

As a health care provider, every client’s health and safety is top priority. These safety protocols are to support the care of all.

  1. Waiver –All clients entering wellBeing Acupuncture need to sign a waiver prior to being treated. It states if you are experiencing any signs of COVID-19 (coughing, sneezing, fever, etc) you will reschedule your appointment or switch to a virtual appointment for an Herbal Consultation.
  2. Masks – Masks are to be worn in the treatment room. It is a simple thing to do to help everyone.
  3. Washing hands – Hands are to be washed before entering and washing or using a hand sanitizer after leaving the treatment room.
  4. Disinfecting – I will be scheduling more time between appointments to thoroughly clean the treatment room and all surfaces.
  5. The day of your appointment – when you arrive in the parking lot, text or call and I will meet you at the door to let you in. While at wellBeing Acupuncture, you will be the only client in the office.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we learn how to navigate through these extraordinary times in our home, our community and our world.

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A Thought to Ponder

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.


Dalai Lama

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Dalai Lama

Movement, transformation, and change are taking place all around you. Take the simple steps to keep life moving forward.


Tom Balles

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Tom Balles

Nature itself is the best physician


Hippocrates

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Hippocrates

Herbalism is based on relationship- between plant & human, plant & planet, human & planet. Using herbs in the healing process means taking part in an ecological cycle.


Wendell Berry

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Wendell Berry

Air is the first food of the newborn.


Edward Rosenfeld

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Edward Rosenfeld

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.


Martin Luther King Jr

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Martin Luther King Jr

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.


John Muir

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John Muir

There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of Nature—the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.


Rachael Carson

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Rachael Carson

Each day, nourish every cell in your body, every space in your mind, and every chamber in your soul, with intentional breath.


Kathleen Koch

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Kathleen Koch

Talk is not cheap. What you say matters. Honor the power of words and their impact of those around you.


Tom Balles

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Tom Balles

Those who contemplate the beauty of the Earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.


Rachel Carson

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Rachel Carson

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.


Maya Angelou

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Maya Angelou

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.


John Muir

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John Muir

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Comments About My Practice

Thanks for all your help!

Thanks Ms. Koch for all your help! Just wanted to say I appreciate you and all the things you do.  You are truly an angel on earth who genuinely cares about others well-being.  Ashley G.

…instrumental in helping me focus on attaining a healthy life style

Kathy has been instrumental in helping me focus more on attaining a healthy life style thru her knowledge and practice.  She explains in a compassionate and comprehensive way which has greatly benefited helping me become a more active participant in my own health.  She is a blessing to me and the community.  Kathy has an incredible healing presence.  The amount of healing I have received and the skills in which I can live and benefit by, I will be forever grateful for.  What an incredible, positive and rewarding experience I have had as her patient.  Denise K.

Pain free for over 2 years!

I suffered for years with varying degrees of muscle pain and stiffness beneath my shoulder blade.  At times the pain and stiffness would be so severe I couldn’t turn my head for days. Kathy was able to work with me to identify the emotional agitator while alleviating the physical pain and stiffness.  I have been pain free for 2 years and when I feel the stiffness beginning, I remember the coping techniques Kathy provided and the pain has not returned.  Tammy T.

…really made a difference in my quality of life.

Kathy really made a difference in my quality of life.  I struggled with my cycles and it turned my life upside down.  My doctor said-that’s perimenopause.  There is really nothing to do about it and it can last for many more years.  Kathy was able to help me get back to health.  Moreover, she treats the whole person Kathy is great!  Gina W.

In partnership, Traditional Acupuncture can help restore the harmony and balance within you.

Please call 941-979-2004 if you need to reschedule your appointment. There will be a cancellation charge of $35 if 24-hours advance notice is not given. Emergency cancellations will be honored. Thank you for your understanding.

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