Acupuncture sessions include a complete health history relating to your current symptoms, past treatments, patient and family medical history, diet, digestive system, sleeping patterns, and emotional health. Acupuncture may also use tongue and pulse as part of your evaluation.
Dr. Schram will perform an AcuGraph evaluation which measures electrical skin resistance which identifies the acupuncture points. The measurements are captured, digitized, and interpreted by our advanced, software algorithms to provide unparalleled accuracy and insight. See it in action here.
AcuGraph is not a substitute for traditional diagnosis and pattern recognition, it enhances traditional methods by providing more information to be considered by the practitioner in making a diagnosis. It adds to, rather than replacing, traditional methods.
Based on your results Dr. Schram will perform an individualized treatment which may include:
Traditional Acupuncture using only single-use, disposable, sterile needles are used. Needles are disposed of in a biohazard waste container for removal by a regulated biohazard waste service.
Acupressure: using finger pressure versus needles to administer treatment.
Cupping: Found helpful in dealing with trigger points, contracted tissue and in some cases of edema.
Moxibustion: Practitioners use moxa (made from the mugwort plant).
The moxa is ignited to warm regions and acupuncture points, intending to stimulate circulation through the points and inducing a smoother flow of the body’s energies. This is very helpful in chronic fatigue, weakness after a long illness and fluid accumulation.
Nutritional recommendations: Acupuncturists are trained in dietary management in accordance with Traditional Chinese Medicine principals. They are also schooled in the use of vitamins, minerals, and common herbs.
A combination of massage/manipulation may be used. Dr. Schram will perform Chiropractic Manipulation and muscle therapy with your treatment when appropriate.