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What to Expect:  Before & After Acupuncture

Detailed Evaluations & Personalized Care

At your initial appointment, we will conduct a detailed evaluation. Using principles of Chinese Medicine, nutrition and movement, we identify causes associated with your individual condition. After determining your diagnosis, we develop a treatment plan incorporating an acupuncture prescription, Chinese herbs, supplements, and nutritional and lifestyle recommendations.

A typical follow-up appointment lasts about 1 hour and includes time to talk about your progress as well as receive an acupuncture treatment. Each person and medical condition respond to treatment at a different pace. Acute conditions usually can be treated within 6-12 sessions, and chronic conditions can often take longer. We will provide you with an estimate based on your health issue after the initial consultation.

The Day of Treatment

Have a little food in your stomach when you arrive for treatment. It’s best not to receive acupuncture on an empty stomach. However, do not eat a heavy meal before or after the session. Also, refrain from using caffeine, drugs or alcohol for at least several hours before and after your treatment (this includes caffeine). When you brush your teeth, please do not brush your tongue. The color and texture of the tongue coating are important diagnostic clues in Chinese Medicine.

Wear comfortable clothes to your appointments that can be easily rolled up to your elbows and knees. For back treatments we can provide you with a gown. 

In the hours after a treatment your body is still going through a physiological rebalancing process. To maximize the treatment effect, take time to relax and avoid vigorous exercise for several hours after the treatment, and drink plenty of water to assist in your healing. If you catch a cold or flu, please stop your herbs and supplements. Call us immediately so that we can prescribe an herbal formula that will specifically treat your cold/flu (we have very effective remedies and can help avoid the use of antibiotics and dramatically reduce the duration of your cold). If you continue to take “tonic” herbs while you’re sick, they have the potential to make your cold/flu worse.

Scheduling or Changing an Appointment

We have a user-friendly online scheduling system that enables you to make, change, and cancel appointments 24 hours/day. Click here to book. If you need to change or cancel existing appointments, check your confirmation email for instructions on how to reschedule. Appointments cancelled less than 48 hours prior to are subject to cancellation fees.  Your deposit will act as your cancellation fee. You may only reschedule an appointment once before your deposit is consumed. The system will automatically send you an email appointment reminder two days prior to your next visit. Give us a call or send us an email if you have any problems or questions. We’re happy to help. 

Payment for Services

Payment for services are due at the time of service. A deposit is required for patients. The link to make the deposit will be in your confirmation email. Your appointment will not be held until the deposit is received. We accept Cash, Cash App, Zelle, Master Card, Amex, Visa, & Discover. We currently do not accept insurance. Receipts can be provided for FSA reimbursement. We also offer payment plans on qualified treatment plans. 

Spread the Love

Your highest compliment is the referral of your family and friends, and our business is mostly generated by word-of-mouth. If you have a loved one who is struggling with their health, we would be honored to speak with them to see if we can provide support. Thanks so much and we look forward to working with you!

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