What can I expect at my first office visit?
For a new patient, the initial consultation is longer than return visits to allow the practitioner adequate time to take a detailed health history of the patient. This is followed by a discussion of your specific ailment and symptoms as well tongue and pulse diagnosis, which is a unique way of obtaining diagnostic information in Chinese Medicine. Additional physical examination including examination of skin is conducted when necessary (so please do not wear cosmetics to your consultation). Your practitioner will then determine your treatment plan and prognosis. Depending on the herbal formula designed for you, you may be able to pick up your formula immediately or your herbs may take some time to be prepared for you. You will be fully instructed on how to administer your internal and external herbal prescriptions.
Publish Date: August 17, 2015 *Articles may include updates since original publishing.