Please create a login for your online Patient Portal & submit the New Patient & Consent forms OR print and bring your completed NEW PATIENT & CONSENT forms to your appointment.
Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to your first appointment along with your completed New Patient & Consent forms (if you did not already submit the digital copies), please bring any lab tests/results that you would like considered. Be sure to eat a light meal or snack before your appointment and wear loose fitting clothes.
Your initial appointment will take approximately 75 minutes. We will begin by collecting information about you, your health concerns, your health history, overall lifestyle, a physical examination and your goals for treatment. The diagnosis is determined based off of the information that you provide, (along with information that we gather by taking your pulse and looking at your tongue), so the more forth-coming with information, the better picture we get . Our treatment plan will be based on the diagnosis and your goals and will be customized to address your individual needs and concerns. We will then insert needles accordingly and you will be able to relax (mind, body & spirit) in a private room for approximately 20 minutes. Everyone experiences the effects of acupuncture differently, some notice immediate relief and others may need several treatments to really see the effects. Generally, most people leave feeling rejuvenated and refreshed with total or partial relief from their symptoms.
Your follow-up appointments are approximately 50-60 minutes. We begin the session by checking in with you to note any changes and/or progress. We then proceed to take your 'Chinese Vital Signs' or feeling your pulse and looking at your tongue following a physical examination. If any new concerns present themselves, please mention them at this time. Your individual needs and progress will determine the quantity and frequency of your treatment course. As Acupuncture has a 'cumulative' effect, the frequency of treatments will be reduced depending on how quicky your body is able to heal. Typically, patients will reduce down from 1-2x/week to once a month, even quarterly for maintenance or preventative treatments. *Please note that cupping only sessions may only be scheduled after the initial New Patient appointment has been completed.*
At this time, we are unable to provide childcare during your treatment session. Out of respect for our other therapists utilizing the same building; we ask that you please arrange for childcare prior to your appointment as children in the treatment room or waiting area (unless being treated themselves) are a liability for our clinic. *Registered service animals only allowed in the clinic. We are understanding of unforeseen events and are happy to reschedule you due to childcare related issues, thank you.
Please provide a 24-hour notice of cancellation prior to your scheduled appointment time if you need to change or miss your session; failure to do so will result in a $50 late cancel/ no show fee. Payment of this fee will be collected before any further appointments can be scheduled. Thank you!
Thank you and we look forward to meeting you!