Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to complete your paperwork. You can also download the forms and fill them out beforehand.

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On your first visit, you will meet with your acupuncturist to review your health concerns and the primary reason for seeking treatment. Our diagnostic methods include evaluation of your tongue and pulse and establishing a treatment plan.

Once you’ve met with the acupuncturist, you can select your recliner in our relaxing, quiet community room. Please turn off your cell phone and place your belongings in the basket beside the chair. Remove your shoes and socks and roll up your pants and sleeves above the knee and elbow.

Your acupuncturist will come by to insert needles and make sure you’re comfortable. In addition to the ear and scalp, most of the acupuncture points we use are located between the elbows and wrists and knees and ankles.

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Feel free to bring ear plugs, an eye mask, even your favorite blanket or pillow to help you rest. Stay as long as you like and once you feel like your treatment is over, make eye contact with the practitioner so he or she can remove the needles. Most people rest for 20 minutes to an hour.

Your acupuncturist will recommend a series of treatments based on his or her experience with your condition and how well you respond at each visit. Be sure to schedule your follow-up appointment before you leave so that you can receive the greatest benefits from acupuncture and stick with your treatment plan.