DOES IT HURT?
The thin needles are specifically designed to be virtually painless. This doesn’t mean that there is no feeling from acupuncture. Common sensations include warmth and/or a feeling of pressure.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Each person is unique and requires an individualized treatment plan. The length of treatment depends on the type, severity and duration of the condition. Generally speaking, for every year a condition has existed, a month of regular treatment is required.
WHAT TRAINING IS REQUIRED?
In California, four years of formal training is required to receive a Masters of Traditional Chinese Medicine (MTCM) with over 900 hours in a clinical setting. Acupuncturists must also pass the California acupuncture state exam to obtain their license (L.Ac.). The Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (Dipl. OM) signifies the passing of the herbal medicine training in addition to the acupuncture training. Bailey is licensed by the state of California and nationally by the NCCAOM.
WHAT IS BAILEYS EDUCATION?
University of San Diego, Bachelors of Science 2005
CorePower Yoga, Yoga Teacher Training 200hour 2009
Maryland University of Integrative Health, Wellness Coaching Certification 2010
Five Branches University, Masters of Traditional Chinese Medicine 2016
WHAT CONDITIONS CAN ACUPUNCTURE TREAT?
Digestive: Abdominal pain, Constipation, Diarrhea, Hyperacidity, Indigestion.
Emotional: Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia.
Musculoskeletal: Arthritis, Back pain, Muscle cramping, Muscle pain and weakness, Neck pain, Sciatica
Gynecological: Infertility, Menopausal symptoms, Endometriosis, Premenstrual symptoms.
Respiratory: Asthma, Sinusitis, Smoking cessation.
Neurological: Headaches, Migraines, Neurogenic bladder dysfunction, Parkinson’s disease, Postoperative pain, Stroke.
Miscellaneous: Addiction control, Athletic performance, Blood pressure regulation, Chronic fatigue, Immune system tonification, Stress reduction.
WHAT WILL MY FIRST SESSION BE LIKE?
An initial acupuncture session consists of a health history, diagnosis, treatment plan and treatment. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and will be given feedback and recommendations on how to make the most out of your treatments. Your initial visit will last 75-90 minutes and follow-up appointments are minutes. During each acupuncture treatment session, you may receive cupping, moxa, gua sha, herbal prescription, nutrition and lifestyle recommendations and/or qi gong exercise prescriptions in addition to your acupuncture treatment. We will decide what treatments are best for you once we have taken a detailed history and gained an understanding of your needs.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR TREATMENT?
Make sure you have had a light meal or snack before you arrive. If possible, wear or bring loose-fitting clothes that can be rolled up to your elbows and knees. Try not to schedule any high-impact activities after your treatment.