What to Expect
Your Initial Visit
Your first visit will be approximately 1 1/2 hours. We will spend time on a detailed intake by which we will learn about your history, health history, the condition of your health, your lifestyle and much more. Since Chinese Medicine is a holistic medicine, one aspect of you may affect another aspect, therefore, a detailed intake is crucial. This will also be important in customizing treatments for your individual needs. After the intake, we will make a Chinese Medicine based diagnosis, discuss, and decide on a treatment plan. A treatment will then follow. Treatments usually last around 20 - 30 minutes.
Your regular visit will include a shorter intake to see how your last treatment was, and to see if there are any additional concerns. A 30 minute treatment will follow. The whole session will last around 60 minutes.
The number of treatments per treatment plan may range from one to ten and above, depending on your condition. This will be discussed during your Initial Visit.
Preparing for Your Appointment
For us to have a better understanding of your health, please download our New Patient Intake form. Please fill it out and bring it to your Initial Visit.
You can also arrive 10 minutes before your visit to fill out the form at the clinic.
If you have any recent lab tests or exams, please bring a copy with you. If you are currently taking any medications, please also bring them along with you.
For All Patients
Please have a small meal 1 to 2 hours prior to your session. Acupuncture treatment on an empty stomach may cause light-headedness or fainting. Arrive 5 minutes early so that you and your body will have a chance to relax before your session.
Prior to your session, please abstain from vigorous exercise, coffee or alcohol as the effectiveness of your treatment may be affected by the above mentioned.
Please wear comfortable loose-fitting clothes.
Please do not brush your tongue as it will affect the accuracy of tongue diagnosis, which is an important part of the diagnosis for customizing your treatment plan.
After your treatment, please try to rest or avoid any vigorous activities, coffee and alcohol, as the body is still in the process of rebalancing itself.
Please also note that it may take 5 to 10 minutes to find parking, so please allow some time for finding a parking spot.
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