Consultation and Treatment


To begin treatment, you will lie down on a treatment table. The Doctor will insert single-use needles, generally thinner than the width of a human hair, at Acupuncture points on the body which are specific to your condition. You may feel nothing, or you might feel tingling or pricking sensations. Once the needles are inserted, she will leave the room for 20-30 minutes, allowing you to relax.

After the needles are in place, there are often sensations of tingling, heaviness or a feeling of warmth around the needle. This is a desired effect which indicates that the body is responding to the treatment and balancing itself effectively. Once the needles are removed, the Doctor may discuss with you lifestyle suggestions which will help you. She may also prescribe Chinese Herbs which are suited to your particular condition.

You should not be surprised if she uses different points in treating you in follow up sessions. The needling techniques may also vary from treatment to treatment, according to the body's progress in the healing process. For example, she may use a stimulating technique in one area and a reducing technique in another, depending on whether there is Deficiency or Excess.






"On a recent 3 week visit to Israel I experienced pain in my inner thigh. The pain radiated down my leg and impaired my ability to walk. After one treatment of acupuncture the pain lessened and after two treatments with Dr. Goldman-Riddle I was able to return to my regular exercise program. I am grateful to her."

Lilah D., Vancouver, BC