Hi, Iím Ann.
Come on in. I hope
you didnít have any trouble finding me.
Please have a seat and get comfortable because this is going take a while. Before I can begin treating you with needles, I need to learn as much as I can about the comings and goings of your symptoms, of course, but that just scratches the surface. I also want to know your dreams, disappointments, frustrations, proudest moments, what you usually eat for breakfast, if you have pets, what kind of work you do and if you enjoy it. What makes you laugh? Do you have trouble falling or staying asleep? If you awaken in the night, what time does this usually occur? Do you crave certain flavors? Is there anyone in your life whom you canít forgive? Rest assured that what you say here will not leave this room. You are safe hereÖ
Well, weíre done.You look so peaceful. Were you asleep? Wait. Before you get up off the table, let me give you a nice stretch.
Iíd like to see you once a week for the next month. By that time you should know if acupuncture is going to be useful to you. During that time Iíll ask you to notice and report any changes. I may also ask you to incorporate a variety of practices to enhance your own healing such as deep breathing, dietary modifications, cleaning out closets, and incorporating fun into your life. (You see, while this work is deeply important, itís not deadly serious.)
Thanks for coming. Enjoy your week, and I look forward to seeing you soon!