Your initial acupuncture visit is approximately one hour. It begins with a brief discussion on your current health concerns, past medical history, along with a limited physical examination. The Naturopathic Doctor will be assessing your symptoms from both a conventional medicine stand-point as well as a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective. Next, the Naturopathic Doctor will perform a TCM analysis including a tongue and pulse diagnosis. This is done to get a better understanding of which acupuncture meridians are out of balance. After, the doctor will develop an individualized acupuncture treatment plan based on what came up during the assessment.