Acupuncture Initial Appointment
In this first appointment, we get to know each other, go through health history and why you are coming in to get acupuncture. I present a short explanation of Chinese medicine and how acupuncture works and, more specifically, how it can work for you. An acupuncture treatment is included in this first one and a half hour visit.
Acupuncture Follow-up Appointment
Once you have done an initial visit, a follow-up appointment is one hour and will include anything from acupuncture, electro-stimulation acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, massage, prescription of herbal remedies, and sometimes several of the above.
In an herbal consultation, we go through a complete health history and go over each complaint to be addressed. I take the pulse on each wrist and look at the tongue, two diagnostic tools we use in Chinese medicine to determine what the pattern of imbalance is in the body. If I have the right herbs in stock, I give them to you that day. Otherwise, I order the herbal formula after the consultation and they arrive by mail in 4-5 days when you can come by my office to pick them up. The consultation does not include the price of herbs. Typically, one bottle costs $25 and lasts between 2-3 weeks. Depending on the condition, one may have to take the herbs anywhere from one to six months. Occasionally, I will prescribe two formulas at the same time to be taken together.
Holistic Nutrition Consultation
This appointment is most suited for those who are looking for a personalized way of changing the diet. We talk about food allergies, cooking limitations, and family member’s desires and limitations. Besides food intake, I also consider caffeine, sugar, alcohol, water, organic products, eating out, storage containers, microwaves, cooking pots, air and water purification systems, and body products (like soap and shampoo). In short, anything that goes in your body or on your body.
Intro to Paleo Eating Class: A New Way of Life
Learn how eating like our hunter-gatherer Paleolithic ancestors can save your health! This 2 hour intro class includes a delicious Paleo dinner and dessert. You will learn how your body’s metabolism works and how it could function more optimally. Past participants experienced easy weight loss, loss of bloating and other digestive upsets, decrease in headaches, dramatic increase in energy level, improved sleep, clearer thinking, and greater enjoyment of their food.
After the class, you are automatically signed up to take the 30 day Primal Challenge! This includes an informative email everyday with ideas of how to go primal plus email and phone support throughout the 30 days from Elie Cole and a follow-up class after day 30.
I encourage people to take this class with the person they live with and eat with the most whether that’s your wife, husband, partner, or room mate.