What can I expect from treatment?

The goal in CFEA is that the whole person – body, mind, emotion and spirit – moves forward, not just their presenting symptoms. During this process emotions may come to the surface and resolve. Usually patients report feeling lighter and more relaxed after a session, and as treatment progresses they generally experience a greater sense of well-being, feeling more like their “old self”, and ready to move on in life.

How many treatments will I need?

This really varies between patients, depending on the severity of the condition and how long it has been present. I usually recommend patients come weekly for 6 weeks and then we decide together how often it would be best for them to come.

How long are treatments?

At the first consultation a very thorough case history is taken, so the whole session lasts about 1.5 hours. After that treatments usually take about 45 mins.

Is acupuncture painful?

Acupuncture needles are solid and very fine (approx .2mm), so they feel nothing like an injection needle. Usually you won’t feel the needle go in at all. What you will feel is a mild dull sensation as the needle touches the energy of the point.

Are the needles sterile?

Yes. Nowadays virtually all acupuncturists will use brand new needles opened from individual sterile packages every treatment.