Preparing for your appointment
- Prior to your first appointment, PLEASE download the medical history form and fill it out to the best of your ability. This will save significant time when you come in.
- Also, prior to your first appointment, I would suggest downloading the treatment consent form and reading it completely. Again, this will give us more time together when you come in.
- For all acupuncture appointments, please come well hydrated and wear loose clothing. You may choose to bring separate clothing to change into.
- If you would like to listen to your own music, there will be a bluetooth speaker to connect with or you may use your own headphones.
- What to expect: If you have had acupuncture before, chances are you had traditional Chinese acupuncture. This will be a different experience. The diagnosis and treatment plan is developed much more by hands on examination (see about page). If you are not very comfortable with being touched, please let me know and I will try to adjust accordingly. Most treatments are done in 2-3 stages: the first stage is usually the longest, approximately 20min. The subsequent stages are usually only 10min. I may use anywhere from 5-10 needles per stage and remove them at the end of the stage. IF you feel the needle when it is place, it will be minimal. YOU SHOULD NOT FEEL THE NEEDLE ONCE IT IS PLACED. If you do, you need to tell me so I can remove it. Treatments usually last an hour but can be longer depending on complexity and style of treatment. If you have time limitations, please let me know. Sometimes after a long treatment you may feel slightly dizzy or foggy. If so, it often subsides after a few minutes. If you are sent home with any press tacks or intra-dermal needles, you will be given instructions on how to manage them. Please follow those directions closely.
Cancellations: Please be respectful and give 24 hours notice if you cannot make an appointment. You may email or call. Thank you.
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