Thank you for considering us to help on your health journey, though treatments at Acupuncture Clermont are not just Acupuncture, it is our main specilaity and there are many types of acupuncture which vary greatly in understanding and the application of it.
Dr. Andrew Walsh has studied and practiced many styles of Acupuncture but it is advanced scientific acupuncture and other evidence-based therapies that a person will experience at Acupuncture Clermont.
Safety is always a primary goal which includes sterilization and cleanliness standards but also working with or referring to other other Primary Care Doctors, Specialists, Chiropractors or other health professionals when needed.
Another goals is cost, we try to keep your costs down by reducing number of tests needed, products needed and by being effecient, here is more to what to expect with a first exam and treatment.
After you make your first appointment, intake forms will be emailed to you, these MUST be filled out BEFORE the office visit.
Your visit will begin discussing your primary concerns, reviewing your medical history and answering questions with Dr Walsh.
Your posture and range of motion will be assessed to help understand pain and dysfunction with the muscular-skeletal system, to understand more about internal issues various functional reflexes and vital signs are tested during the examination.
During the clothed exam any finding will be explained and it is requested that you wear/bring short pants that easily go above the knees (not tight yoga pants) and short sleeve shirts for the assessment and treatment, each treatment is room is individual and private.
After Dr. Walsh explains the findings from the examination the treatment will start with Cupping Therapyor Scraping to 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 acupunctureneedles. After relaxing with music for 15 to 20 minutes, the disposable needles are taken out and your pain or functional reflexes are re-tested to assess for improvements.
Acupressure is applied again to see if more relief can be gained and then revolutionary micro-needles are placed in the points to get stronger, longer lasting benefits. Micro-needles are tiny needles on a water/infection proof patch. The Micro-needles can be placed on the body or the ear and left there for up to 3 days, without discomfort or risk of infection, this advanced technology from Japan can significantly reduce number of treatments needed to achieve or maintain results to give the best Acupuncture.
Expectations and Explanations
Dr. Walsh is extensively trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine from China, but he is also trained in modern western medicine and will explain all findings in current accepted medical terms.
Dr Walsh may prescribe supplements, Chinese or natural medicineto help you reach your health goals, but you will only be asked to take only one supplement/formula at a time and only pharmaceutical grade natural supplements (physician only prescribed) are recommended.
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 triggering a continuous low-level 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 a band-aid.
Terry Oleson Ph.D. Auriculotherapy Manual: Chinese and Western Systems of Ear Acupuncture. Churchill Livingston, 2014. ISBN-13: 978-0702035722.