NEW PATIENTS: WHAT TO EXPECT

What to expect on your first visit:

Your appointment will generally last from 40 minutes to 1 hour.

As a new patient you will be asked to fill out a little paperwork:

You can arrive a little early or on time for your appointment and fill it out in the waiting room.

After checking in for your appointment, your acupuncturist will follow up on the information you provided in your intake forms during your initial consultation. He/She may ask you a series of detailed questions about any health problems or symptoms you might be having.

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In addition to your paperwork and consultation, your practitioner may also examine your tongue and feel your pulse on both wrists in order to arrive at a traditional Eastern medical diagnosis. If you are taking any medication or herbal supplements please let your acupuncturist know.

After the initial consultation, you may be asked to remove your shoes and socks and lie down. Depending on the area to receive treatment, you may be asked to remove other articles of clothing. For your comfort and convenience we offer clean medical gowns that can be worn during your treatment.

After swabbing the various acupuncture sites with alcohol, your practitioner will insert very thin, sterile, disposable needles. Although some points are more sensitive than others, the patient will usually feel little to no sensation or discomfort. A heat lamp and/or space heater are available should you feel cold during your treatment.

The needles will be left in for approximately 25-35 minutes. During this time the practitioner will check on you several times. Most people find acupuncture to be very relaxing; however, should you experience any pain or discomfort, please alert your practitioner right away so adjustments can be made.

If your practitioner thinks it would be beneficial to your treatment, he/she might make recommendations for traditional Chinese herbs, dietary and/or exercise changes as part of his/her suggested treatment plan.

After your visit:

Plan to take it easy after your treatment.

Sometimes after receiving an acupuncture treatment you may feel a little lightheaded or “woozy.” If that is the case, please sit for a while in our waiting area. In a few minutes you’ll be relaxed and clear-headed.

It’s best if you do not come to your appointment on an empty or full stomach.

Herbal prescriptions are intended only for the person for whom they were prescribed. 

Very rarely, symptoms may become worse after an acupuncture treatment. This is often a sign that previously dormant conditions are being awakened so that complete healing may occur. This should pass quickly. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the clinic.

What to expect on your child’s first visit:

Your child’s appointment will generally last from 30 minutes to 1 hour.

After checking in for your appointment, your acupuncturist will follow up on the information you provided in your child’s intake forms during a 20-25 minute consultation. He/She may ask you a series of detailed questions about any health problems or symptoms your child might be experiencing, including questions about your child’s mood, appetite, digestion, etc.

In addition to the paperwork and consultation, your practitioner may also examine your child’s tongue and feel his/her pulse in both wrists in order to arrive at a traditional Chinese medical diagnosis.

If your child is taking any medication, vitamins or herbal supplements please let the acupuncturist know.

After the initial interview, your child will be asked to remove his/her socks and shoes and lie down. A traditional Chinese pediatric treatment usually consists of pediatric massage (Acupressure or Tuina) and an herbal consultation.

The acupuncturist might also recommend an herbal formula and/or dietary and exercise changes as part of your child’s treatment plan.

After your treatment you’re invited to visit our reception desk to schedule your child’s next appointment.

After your child’s visit:

Plan for your child to take it easy after his/her treatment.

Sometimes after receiving an acupuncture treatment your child may feel a little lightheaded or “woozy.” If that is the case, please have him/her sit for a while in our waiting area. In a few minutes he/she will be relaxed and clear-headed.

It’s best if your child doesn’t come to his/her appointment on an empty or full stomach.

Herbal prescriptions are intended only for the person for whom they were prescribed. 

Very rarely, symptoms may become worse after an acupuncture treatment. This is often a sign that previously dormant conditions are being awakened so that complete healing may occur. This should pass quickly.

Because children’s conditions often change quickly, please feel free to contact the clinic with any questions or concerns.

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