Phases of Treatment

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One of the most common questions we get about treatment is…

How many treatments do I need?

This is a great question. And the answer is, I don’t know exactly. Let’s try to create some context.

Chinese medicine is a complete healthcare system which works to restore and enhance health and well-being while preventing disease development and progression.

Chinese medicine treatments are completely individualized, meaning no two treatment are alike. They are tailored specifically to personal symptom manifestations and will therefore constantly be evolving as treatment progresses.

Chinese medicine treatment builds upon the previous treatments with the goal of moving an individual along the path to optimal health. More than one treatment is necessary for complete care as it typically takes a few treatment to create lasting results.

Everyone’s journey to obtaining and maintaining optimum health is going to be different. With that in mind, there are three phases of treatment which everyone can expect to move through with some individuals moving more quickly or slowly through certain phases.

Maintenance Phase

(3-12 Treatments)
Visits are less frequent, once per week or every second week.
Symptoms have reduced and the focus of treatment is to maintain and support the changes that have been achieved. This phase provides a foundation for deeper healing. During these treatments underlying problems can be addressed.

Relief Phase

(3-6 Treatments)
Visits are closer together. Possibly daily, every few days, or once a week.
You begin to feel better, and each treatment builds upon the previous, paving the way to eliminate the initial problem.

Wellness Phase

Visits are spread out, monthly, every other month, or even seasonal. You are feeling great and the focus of treatment is to preserve the progress you have made. Preventative and wellness tuneups further strengthen your body’s ability to adapt, keeping you healthy and potentially free from illness. Little problems maybe be caught before becoming major concerns.