Palm Springs Acupunture Center
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CHINESE MEDICINE
What is acupuncture?
What is an acupuncture treatment like?
What other methods of treatment does an acupuncturist use?
What is Herbal Medicine?
How are the herbs administered?
Do herbs have side effects?
How does your doctor know what is causing your illness?
What kind of diseases can Chinese Medicine treat?
How many treatments are needed?
Do I have to choose between Chinese medicine and other forms of health care?
Regulation of practice
Is acupuncture covered by insurance?

acupuncture palm springs - chinese medicineHow does your doctor know what is causing your illness?

A licensed Chinese medicine practitioner uses a complex system of differential diagnosis to pin point the root cause of your illness. When you arrive for your first treatment you will be asked to fill out a detailed questionnaire about your main complaints and your current and past health history. Your acupuncturist will then ask you some questions, observe your facial coloring, look at your tongue, read your pulse and possibly perform other diagnostic tests if necessary. Pulse and tongue reading are two very important diagnostic tools of the Chinese medical practitioner. Your acupuncturist will then use this information to come up with a diagnosis of the imbalances in your body which are causing your illness and a treatment plan to alleviate them.