Thank you for considering us to help you on your health journey, our primary care Acupuncture Physician Dr. Walsh has over 25 years experience in treating many conditions and is used to getting success when drugs, supplements, massage, physiotherapy, chiropractic and even surgery haven’t worked to resolve or manage your primary health concerns, read more about; How Acupuncutre is Proven to Work.
You will not be asked to perform all new imaging and blood tests, unless they are really necessary for safety or for diagnosis, Dr. Walsh will take in to consideration any tests you already have, along with muscular/skeletal and functional reflex testing that can be done in the clinic, you will also find there is not the need to take many expensive supplements in addition to the Acupuncture.
Dr. Walsh will discuss your primary concerns, review your medical history, along with answering your questions you have plus explaining how many treatments are expected to get the results you want. Once scheduled you will receive an email with a link to conveniently fill out your paperwork online before your appointment time, if you do not receive please contact us before your appointment.
Your posture and range of motion will be assessed to help understand issues with the muscular-skeletal system along with testing various functional reflexes and vital signs to understand internal issues that may be present, Dr Walsh will work with your Primary Care Doctor, specialist, Chiropractor or other health professionals.
It is requested that you wear short pants and short sleeve shirts for assessment and treatment, changing facilities are available.
Dr. Walsh will explain the findings from the examination and discuss the treatment before starting withCupping TherapyorScrapingto reduce muscle knots/tension, improve circulation, and detoxify targeted areas.
Acupressure is then used to locate and test for the most effective points, before applying single-use sterile acupuncture needles, after relaxing with music for 15 to 20 minutes, the disposableneedles are taken out and your pain or functional reflexes are re-tested to assess for improvements.
Acupuncture Clermont uses the revolutionary micro-needles which are tiny needles on a water/infection proof patch, Micro-needles can be placed in the body or the ear and left there for up to 3 days, without discomfort or risk of infection to get best results form acupuncture, this advanced technology from Japan can significantly reduce number of treatments needed to achieve or maintain results.
Expectations and Explanations
Dr. Walsh is extensively trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine from China, but he is also trained in modern western medicine and advanced scientific evidence-based acupuncture and will explain all findings in current accepted medical terms along with a recommended treatment plan plus any further treatment recommendations, the initial examination and treatment takes approximatly 60 to 75 minutes.
Acupuncture Clermont uses modern acupuncture techniques and high quality equipment to ensure a painless acupuncture treatment, Traditional Chinese Medicine style acupuncture require the needles to be twisted or trusted in and out (dry needling) for "De Qi" effect. With modern evidence based acupuncture we can test the acupuncture points to see which ones will work best before putting in any needle and do not require or twisting the needles to create a pain response like Traditional Acupuncture.
Another factor that makes acupuncture more comfortable is the quality and type of needles used, we use only Japanese and Korean made needles with desensitizing guide tube for painless needle insertion, these needles come in a small tube that is pushed against the skin before the needle is tapped into the body. The pressure of the tube on the skin blocks the messages of the needles poercing the skin (gate control) the tube also acts as a guide for the needle to go into the right depth for safety and acuracy.
Safety is one of primary goals and we exceed all recommended local and federal guidelines for COVID infection control along with other sterilization procedures, beside using sterilized and disposable equipment, Dr. Walsh is also trained to pick up any red flags (serious health concerns) during your examination or treatment and will refer you on for further care if needed.
Dr Walsh may prescribes supplements, chinese or natural medicine to help you reach your health goals, but you will only be asked to take only one supplements/formula at a time and only pharmaceutical grade natural supplements (physician only prescribed) are recomeneded, Chinese Herbal Medicine used are tested and manufactured in United States F.D.A and G.M.P approved facilities to avoid the heavy metals and other poisonous contaminants found in herbs manufactured in China.
Acupuncture Clermont specializes in the use of the revolutionary painless micro-needles that remain superficially in the body or the ear (ear acupuncture or auricular therapy) that allows a patient to get faster, longer-lasting results reducing number and frequency of treamtents needed.
Consisting of a skin-colored plaster with a plastic stud holding a tiny sterile needle only 0.05 inch (1.5 mm) long, it penetrates just below the skin to reach sensory nerve receptors. It triggers a low-level continuous impulse into the nervous system (no impulse is felt by the person wearing it).
They can be used on the ear or body and will not work their way deeper into the skin, remaining sterile while plaster remains adhered to the surface.
Waterproof, hypoallergenic, and completely painless, they can be removed easily like plaster or band-aid.
Terry Oleson Ph.D. Auriculotherapy Manual: Chinese and Western Systems of Ear Acupuncture. Churchill Livingston, 2014. ISBN-13: 978-0702035722.