About Your First Visit

First vist are approximately 1 ½ hours and subsequent visits last about 1 hour. Make sure you are not on empty stomach for the treatment. Chinese medicines utilize a variety of modalities for diagnosing and addressing illness such as Chinese pulse taking and looking at the tongue. Treatments start with a thorough review of the intake form followed by acupuncture and maybe some soft tissue work. Depending on the condition and goals of the treatment we may incorporate diet, exercise, lifestyle and supplement recommendations in order to work toward optimal health and prevention. You may be asked to partially disrobe. In this case, towels, and gowns will be provided. You may bring loose fitting clothes if you wish.

Getting the most from your acupuncture treatment
For the best treatment result, keep a few things in mind:

  • Please show up on time (calculate traffic to reduce the stress to get here)
  • Do eat but not a large meal before your visit
  • Be sure to discuss any questions or concerns with your acupuncturist
  • Refrain from overexertion, drug or alcohol for at least six hours after treatment
  • Follow your treatment plan between visits
  • Keep all of your appointments, as each visit builds upon the previous