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Acupuncture Initial Consultation - What to Expect and Why does he need to see my tongue?

July 30, 2018

It started off in a familiar way a basic history of my back injury, how it affects me - all the standard things any medical practitioner goes through...blood pressure, pulse and a few follow up questions.............

 

Then asked me to poke my tongue out which he studied with an acute focus as he drew a picture of my tongue and recorded notes....again and again seemingly gaining more insight each time.

 

 

 

At this point I'm questioning whether Acupuncture was really for me and wondering what he is going to do to me if hes looking at my tongue and Iv come in for a back injury

 

[insert description of what you check during an initial consultation and why and how this information allows you to build a starting point for your differential diagnosis.]

 

Breif explanation how the things you look for relate to the same things Chinese have been using for centuries, why its important for an acupuncturist to get a complete picture of your health and how they might becomes relivant later on - even if you are in for a back treatment,

 

[insert description of what you check during an initial consultation and why and how this information allows you to build a starting point for your differential diagnosis.]I

 

List some of the common fears and misconceptions that someone might have walking into a TCM clinic for the first time, give breif description of why bleeding, twitcing, pain usually indicates that the diagnosis has been correctly identified and accurately executed.

 

Breifly explain what it means if after your first treatment you dont feel any different....is it just a placebo? if not, why you should continue the with the treatment plan

 

 

 

 

 

 

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