What to expect

What to expect at your first visit

 


When you arrive  at Prorehab Wellness center, you will be greeted by our friendly receptionist and given new patient paperwork to fill out for your visit at Aloha Acupuncture. This should take approximately 15-30 minutes to fill out, so plan on arriving earlier than your appointment time to allow for this.

Upon completion of the intake form detailing the nature of your injury and health history, our acupuncturist will complete a thorough exam based upon your chief complaint. You will then be given a formal diagnosis and treatment plan specific to your individual health condition.  

Your acupuncturist with then provide an initial treatment consisting of acupuncture, electric stimulation, cupping, moxibustion, infrared heat therapy, and/or tui na massage 

Acupuncture


Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles at strategic ‘acu’-points on the body.  The body recognizes this stimulation by responding with its nervous system, vascular (blood) system, and endocrine (hormonal) system.  The improved circulation of these systems help to create a relief from pain.

 

Cupping


Cupping has been used for centuries all over the world to help improve circulation deep within the muscle layers.  It involves the use of a negative pressure or ‘vacuum’ inside of a smooth edged glass cup.   This negative pressure is created by burning out the oxygen inside of the cup with a flame.  The flame is removed and the cup quickly placed on the skin.  This ‘vacuum’ sensation then pulls up the first few layers of skin and muscle tissue.  The effect of this is greater circulation deep beneath the top layers of skin and muscle.  It is very helpful for pain that is caused by congestion that is deeply rooted and difficult to relieve with normal massage and stretching.

Moxibustion


Moxibustion is a heat therapy which involves burning of the herb Artemisia Vulgaris, commonly known as mugwort.  The heat is transmitted into the body and serves to warm and stimulate the ‘acu’-points.  Moxibustion has traditionally been used just as much as needles to activate the body.  It feels like a warm, comforting glow and benefits the digestive system, reproductive system as well as energizes the body.  It can also be very helpful for arthritic joints.