Read the Welcome Letter, fill out the Intake Form, and bring the Intake Form with you to your first appointment. This gives us more time to focus on your health rather than shuffle papers. We truly appreciate your assistance! If you prefer to fill out paperwork at the clinic, please allow an extra 30 minutes for your appointment.
During your first visit, we’ll have a quiet consultation with you after reviewing your health history. This gives you the opportunity to express any concerns or questions you may have. After this, we head to the treatment area, where you choose a recliner, sit back, and listen to soft music as we place needles in your arms, legs, ears or head. Most people find this incredibly relaxing, and often fall asleep. Treatments typically last about 20-60 minutes, depending on the condition that’s being treated, but you’re welcome to stay as long as you want. The record so far is 4 hours!
Don’t forget acupuncture is a process! Just as exercise changes your muscles over time, acupuncture changes your health over time. With a series of treatments, the changes you experience become part of a new pattern of healing and overall wellness. In general, acute conditions are quicker to treat than longstanding ones. We’ll discuss a treatment plan with you during the first visit and let you know how many treatments are recommended.
On subsequent visits we do a quick check-in, to see how you’ve been feeling since the previous treatment, and whether anything new has come up that needs to be addressed.