This is a primary service provided at the clinic. Acupuncture involves the insertion of tiny filiform needles at specific areas to affect change in the body. Acupuncture is commonly used for pain resolution but can also be used to alleviate many other ailments such as gastrointestinal issues, psycho-emotional symptoms, neurological disease, respiratory illness, cardiovascular issues, and many more. The acupuncturist uses the needle as a tool, like a surgeon may use a scalpel. This is how so many issues can be successfully treated.

Custom Herbal Formulas

Herbal formulas are pharmacy of Chinese Medicine. A typical formula may contain two, up to twenty herbs and is created specifically for you and your needs. The uses are as varied as acupuncture. The benefit of herbal formulations is that is gives you something to take home and drink on a daily basis, so your body never forgets the purpose of the treatment. Most herbal formulas are given in powder form, which can be added to hot water and drank like tea.

Postural Assessment

Posture and pathology are intimately related. Posture can be the cause of an issue or can result from one. I use postural assessment to see the progress of your treatment as well as give you feedback as to how you are doing. If postural corrective exercises are necessary, you may be sent home with some to do in order to reinforce the treatment.

Topical Liniments

These are typically alcohol extractions of raw herbal formulas, used topically to aid in injury recovery. They work best for musculoskeletal issues and trauma. A simple application to the site of injury will speed up recovery time and reduce pain and swelling. Topical liniments may be applied during treatment or you may be sent home with some to apply yourself.

The Process

  1. Book a discovery call to see if Dr. Callison thinks that acupuncture is right for you.
  2. Initial consults are done as the first appointment. This session is done in-clinic and focuses on assessment of your condition through injury and physical palpatory diagnosis. These visits can range from 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  3. The follow up visit includes a presentation by Dr. Callison of his report of findings, his recommended treatment plan, and the first treatment, all of which lasts one hour. 
  4. On the follow up visits Dr. Callison will continue to treat with acupuncture or any other modality necessary and form progress reports every 6 sessions in order to see how far you’ve come. Over the treatment period he will provide you with rescources and guides inorder to assure the best outcomes are achieved. He only asks for your full commitment to your health.
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