~ To be listened to and heard
~ To be supported in your healing
~ Step by step, easy to understand explanations of what we’re doing
~ Compassionate, professional treatment
~ To learn new ways to nourish your overall wellness
Potential clients receive a complimentary 15-minute consultation, where we discuss your needs and overall health. If you decide that acupuncture and/or functional nutrition can help you heal and find relief, we will schedule a 90-minute initial appointment.
For the acupuncture initial appointment, Lauren thoroughly reviews your health history, including your present complaint. Intake forms as well as consent and HIPAA forms are sent to the patient in advance through the patient portal. It is here that the patient can also share any current lab work and list of supplements.
Lauren also looks at your tongue (pre/post Covid-19) and takes your pulses. In Chinese medicine, the tongue and pulse are important diagnostic tools, along with observation and “palpation”. Palpation is feeling areas of the body for sensations — heat, cold, distention, swelling, etc. All the senses are used to make an accurate diagnosis.
You will receive an acupuncture treatment at this first visit after the initial intake is finished.
For Functional Nutrition
Lauren also thoroughly reviews your health history, including your present complaint and reviews your 7 day food journal. Forms as well as disclaimers and HIPAA forms will be sent to you in advance through the patient portal. It is here that the patient can also share any current lab work and list of supplements. This initial visit can be done either in person or remotely and is 90-minutes.
At the initial visit for either acupuncture or functional nutrition, Lauren may prescribe supplements or herbs, and make dietary and lifestyle recommendations.
Here for you
Lauren also believes in educating people in how to take responsibility for their own health. Because she is committed to her patients’ overall health and vitality, she is as passionate about education as she is about acupuncture and functional nutrition. For best results, acupuncture and functional nutrition need to be part of a comprehensive wellness program.