Your First Visit
Your First Visit
Bring proof of Military service (DD214) or ID. Each person receives 3 sessions FREE. Sleep Series and PTSD Series sessions are available free to service members (one series per service member). Please download the New Client Information Packet and bring completed Health History and Consent forms with you to the first appointment. Alternatively, you can fill out the forms at the time of your first appointment. Please allow 15-20 minutes prior to your appointment time to fill out your paperwork.
Still have questions about which therapy is right for you? Give us a call at 970-776-VETS (8387).
WHAT TO EXPECT: ACUPUNCTURE
The acupuncturist will usually begin by taking your pulses and checking your tongue. This provides information about the body’s general resources and health, and assists the practitioner in determining a treatment plan. Acupuncturists might request that a specific item of clothing be pulled back or removed. For example, if working on the knee or shoulder, some of the outer wear may need to be removed.
Acupuncturists will insert fine, filiform needles superficially at the specific points. They are so fine that patients often say they don’t even feel them. The needles are sterile, used once and then disposed of according to state and federal health guidelines. The needles usually remain in the body for a specified period dependent on the condition and the client. The client rests during this time and often falls asleep. Once the acupuncturist determines that the treatment is complete, the needles are removed and the client is asked to take their time getting up.
WHAT TO EXPECT: CRANIO SACRAL THERAPY
The CranioSacral practitioner begins by gently touching various parts of the body to assess and monitor the rhythm of the fluid moving around the spine and central nervous system. The practitioner uses their hands to sense the pulse of the fluids to assess areas of weakness or blockage and uses subtle movement and energy to shift the appropriate areas. Often the practitioner will use very light movement to shift constricted areas.
WHAT TO EXPECT: HEALING TOUCH THERAPY
The Healing Touch practitioner will begin the session by assessing the body’s flow of energy. This provides information about areas of blockage or low vitality that might require attention. This also assists the practitioner in creating a treatment plan to support the body’s natural self-healing process.
The practitioner will place their hands lightly on designated areas of the body in a specific sequence. Often the client experiences a sense of deep relaxation or a sense of movement, and often falls asleep. This is common and expected and simply reflects the level of relaxation of the body. After the session, the practitioner will slowly assist the client in waking. The practitioner instructs the client to take their time sitting up and will bring them water.
Healing Warriors Program offers a 6-session PTSD Series based on the Scripps/Camp Pendleton study and a 6-session Sleep Series also utilizing Belleruth Naparstek’s Guided Imagery.
3rd Saturday of the Month
9 am – 1 pm
Colorado National Guard Armory
1512 North Main Street
Longmont, CO 80501