What to Expect


NEW PATIENT – FIRST VISIT
 
For your initial consultation, we will need to assess your general health. Prior to your visit complete the new patient form that you will receive via email once you have scheduled your visit. Part of the diagnosis involves looking at your tongue so if you usually brush your tongue, try to skip it the day of your treatment.
Wear loose, comfortable clothes that can pull up and allow access to the torso, arms and legs. Fill out necessary paperwork and try to arrive five to ten minutes early to relax and check in.
 
HOW LONG DO SESSIONS LAST?
 
The length of acupuncture sessions varies depending on your condition. Typical visits are 90 minutes, although they can be as short as 30 minutes or as-long-as 90 minutes.
 
IS THE ONLY TREATMENT ACCUPUNCTURE?
 
Treatments vary based on the individual and the ailment. Your practitioner will discuss with you a treatment plan that might consist of combinations of acupuncture, herbal medicine, and Qi Gong.
 
SHOULD I TELL MY DOCTOR?
 
If you are receiving treatment from your doctor, then it makes sense to tell him/her about your intention to have acupuncture. Likewise, you should always inform your acupuncturist of any treatments you are receiving, such as special diets, exercises or medications, as this may affect your response to the acupuncture treatment. DO NOT stop taking any medication without professional guidance.