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Acupuncture/Chinese Medicine as a form of medicine are getting more popular recently due to effectiveness in treating many disorders and regularly recommended by medical doctors.

Are you  wondering What happens during your first treatment?

In a typical first Acupuncture treatment, I will evaluate your health history by asking questions about your symptoms and going over your health history  intake form. I will look at your tongue and take your pulse.

The color and texture of the tongue can show how the body is functioning. I believe the pulse, tongue and facial color are similar to the stem, leaf, and flower of a plant. It would be a temporary solution, if I just spray the leaves or cut them out. Chinese Medicine treats not just your symptoms, but you as a whole.

You are welcome to ask any question  at this point or any time during your visit.

Based on your diagnosis, few acupuncture points will be selected and very fine needle are tapped in through a tiny tube. Massage &/or moxibustion, electro stimulation &/or cupping , essential oils would be applied based on your needs.

You would lie under heat lamp while listening to soft music for 25-40 minutes in the treatment room. Many patients fall sleep induced by body’s release of endorphins. Most patients do not feel anything except relaxation during the treatment.

Are you wondering if Needles hurt?

Only disposable needles are used. Acupuncture needles are regulated and approved by the F.D.A. The needles are as fine as a human hair and are tapped in through a tiny tube. I cater to most sensitive patients with a gentle technique. Most people don’t feel the insertion of needles, but during the treatment may feel achy or tingling sensation which is associated with movement of energy.

How Many Visit Do you Need & How Frequent?

The number and frequency of treatments varies depending upon one’s health history, the severity and duration of conditions, aggravating factors, and your body’s response to treatment. Many begin to feel better and sleep better after the first Acupuncture treatment. For conditions such as cold or flu, 1-2 treatments, acute pain 3-5 treatments and for more chronic you may need 8-12 treatments to see result. After your first treatment, I will evaluate your condition and improvement and suggest treatment plan.

What Conditions benefit from Acupuncture?

According to NIH, Acupuncture can be effective for more than 40 different disorders. Below are the list of some of the conditions benefit from Acupuncture.


General: Allergies, Asthma, Sinusitis, Headaches, TMJ, Back Pain, Sciatica, Musculoskeletal Problems, Insomnia, Anxiety, Dizziness, Depression, High Blood Pressure, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Addictions, Indigestion, Constipation, Sexual Dysfunction, Post-Operative Recovery, Palliative Care.


Women’s Health: Menstrual Irregularities, Menopause, Conception Difficulties, Pregnancy, Childbirth, Lactation Difficulties, Postpartum, Ovarian and Uterine Problems.


Muscle, Bone and Nerve Pain
and Diseases Sprains / Strains Back Pain Leg Pain Foot Pain Stiff Shoulders and Neck Lumbago Sciatica Tennis Elbow Carpal Tunnel syndrome and Painful Joints TMJ; Toothache Headache and Migraines Rheumatism; Arthritis Facial Paralysis; Bell’s Palsy Fibromyalgia

Obstetrics and gynecology Menstrual Pain and Cramping PMS Menopause Infertility Fetal Malposition

Addictions Tobacco Narcotics Alcohol Weight Loss
Diseases of the heart and
blood vessels Angina High blood pressure Obesity Drug addiction Smoking

Digestive disorders Indigestion Stomach ulcers Gall stones Diarrhea Constipation Nausea and vomiting Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Diseases of the respiratory system Allergies Asthma Bronchitis Sinusitis
Diseases of the nervous system Stroke Neuralgia Stress, anxiety, depression and other nervous disorders Nerve paralysis Headaches/migraines


Men’s Health: Prostate, Infertility, Impotence.
Pediatrics: Asthma, Cough, Digestive Problems, Behavioral Problems, Ear Infections, Sleep Problems.
Preventative Health: Prevention, Stress Management, Wellness, Seasonal Attunement


For further question and concern call our office for free consultation or fill out contact form.
(831) 426-5002    Dr. Katayoon Hakim