The diagnostic process of this medicine includes analyzing verbal data provided by the patient, as well as observational data such as tongue and pulse diagnosis. It is important that you provide the most accurate accounting of your health history in order to determine the best course of treatment for you.
During acupuncture treatment, specific points will be palpated, often searching for a place of tenderness. Very thin, sterile acupuncture needles are then inserted into the skin’s upper layers, and depending on the location of the point, the needle may be inserted deeper into the muscle tissue. There is usually a sensation of warmth, tingling or heaviness that accompanies this, and no significant pain other than the momentary sharpness of the needle.