Considering acupuncture treatments may be stressful for many people. With this in mind, we would like to reduce some measure of stress and hardship that may be associated with the financial component.
Prior to your first visit, we will ask you to fill out forms to bring with you to the office. You may download the online forms, or we can mail them to you at your request.
Please allow between one and a half and two hours for the initial visit to our office.
When you arrive, please give the completed forms to the assistant at the front desk. Then sit and relax, sip some tea, and enjoy the serene music and the quite atmosphere around you.
Your practitioner will greet you at your designated appointment time and will escort you into a treatment room. You will be seated in a comfortable chair and we will ask you to tell us the reason you are seeking treatment.
Your practitioner may ask a variety of questions about your health and life style. He or she may look at your tongue, feel your pulse, and palpate your abdomen and other areas of your body where you may be experiencing pain. After completing the intake part of your initial consultation, we will formulate a diagnosis and treatment plan and discuss them with you. If you have any questions or concerns, this will be the time to review everything.
Next, you will be asked to lie on the heated treatment table and we will begin administrating acupuncture or other treatments as necessary. You will enjoy a long period of relaxation lasting between 30-60 minutes. You will be covered, and a heating lamp placed near your feet. A scented eye pillow will be placed over your eyes, and soothing music will play in the background. You will exit the room refreshed, relaxed and rebalanced. If you are seeking acupuncture for pain relief, in most cases you will notice an immediate and lasting reduction in pain.
We may prescribe herbal supplements to assist you and expedite your recovery. Consult with your practitioner to ensure that you fully understand how and when to take these important supplements.
Following the treatment plan you will be asked to schedule your future visits and given a reminder card with the dates and times for your future visits to our clinic.