First Visit / New Patients
After scheduling your first visit with one of our practitioners, we will send you an email with instructions to fil out all of the appropriate forms. If for some reason you cannot do this, please download and complete the necessary forms and bring them with you on the day of your appointment. The first visit will generally be about an hour and a half long. The first half of the visit will have a detailed intake and evaluation as well as a pulse and tongue check. You will receive your first acupuncture treatment and the needles will be retained for about 25 minutes. After the session, most feel relaxed or invigorated. Your practitioner will then discuss with you dietary, herbal and lifestyle recommendations and will layout a treatment protocol for the next few weeks/months. Follow-up visits will entail an update of health and an acupuncture treatment and usually lasts for about 45-55 minutes in total.
Please remember to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and eat a little something before coming. Skinny pants/jeans are usually difficult to manipulate for the session, but we have gowns and drapes available to change into if necessary.
Please bring any blood work results and diagnostic tests that are pertinent to your treatment.