Transformative Sounds Acupuncture

Christine Krause, DOM, Dipl OM, Dipl Ac

What to expect during a treatment session

We use acupuncture and other forms of Oriental medicine including moxibustion (a localized heat treatment). This form of treatment has been proven effective for many, many conditions, from asthma to women’s (gynecological) issues.  We also use sound therapy and essential oils during our treatment sessions.   


All treatment begins with a proper diagnosis, which takes place during your first visit. We spend a lot of time getting a complete picture of your health and lifestyle. We examine the condition of your tongue (is it cracked, coated, excessively pink? etc.), and check your pulse on both wrists (the quality of your pulse gives information about possible imbalances). We’ll also ask questions about your emotional state, and specific symptoms you may have. This is done because unlike Western medicine, we treat the whole person. Instead of merely focusing on the symptoms of your condition, we treat the underlying cause of those symptoms.


The first visit (with diagnosis) can last from an hour to an hour and a half, and end with an acupuncture treatment lasting another 30-60 minutes. Your subsequent visits will be much faster – usually an hour long. We’ll make a short review of your progress followed by an acupuncture treatment.


Typically acupuncture treatments are given once a week. If the condition is acute and painful, treatments may be given 2-3 times per week until the condition starts to come under control. The exact duration of treatment depends on the condition, your basic level of health, and how well you respond to acupuncture.


At Transformative Sounds Acupuncture we are focused on providing Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture services with the highest levels of customer satisfaction and we will do our best to meet your expectations.   With a high level of skills and education to benefit from, we're sure you'll be happy choosing us.