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YOUR FIRST

ACUPUNCTURE VISIT

Your first appointment with the acupuncturist is 60 minutes in duration. Please bring your completed Intake Forms with you whenever possible. If you are unable to complete them in advance please come at least 10 minutes early to fill them in, in our office.

"A common assumption about #acupuncture is that it hurts. You are, after all, getting stuck with needles. Fear of pain from acupuncture needles is one of the most common reasons people forgo acupuncture.

 
What does Acupuncture Feel Like?

Often to the astonishment of those who take the plunge, acupuncture usually does not hurt. No pain, though, does not mean no sensation."  Read the full article

What do you need to do for your appointment?

We recommend that you please wear comfortable and loose clothing (like shorts or yoga pants and a tank-top) to your treatments and have a small meal and some water beforehand.

What to Expect:

After a comprehensive diagnosis (collecting information of your main complaints, your health history, inspecting your tongue and palpating your pulse, etc.), which is the key for a successful treatment, the needles are inserted and other supporting modalities are applied. A treatment usually takes from 30 to 60 minutes and you’ll be comfortably lying on a treatment table.

Treatment plan: 

The number of treatments needed differs from person to person. You will be given a recommendation and if beneficial to your current health status, a referral for other types of treatments within our clinic. Our practitioners work together as a team to ensure our patients' full health care needs are addressed.