WHAT WILL MY FIRST SESSION BE LIKE?
Your first session will be over an hour long. We take a thorough history that is focused on body, mind and spirit. A physical examination is done to determine areas of pain, phenomena at various acu-points and any other concerns. We may make lifestyle and dietary recommendations at this time as well, if you are interested in receiving them.
DO YOU TREAT PATIENTS WITH SEVERE HEALTH PROBLEMS?
Since acupuncture treats at the root cause of disease, it has the ability to treat a wide variety of conditions People with significant health concerns will benefit as will people in overall good health.
DO YOU HELP TREAT TERMINAL OR CHRONIC ILLNESS?
Yes! In fact, acupuncture and Chinese herbs are often called upon in chronic conditions where Western Medicine has not been as effective. Acupuncture is very supportive for terminal illness as well because it can work at the psycho-spiritual level and is beneficial for emotional coping and pain relief.
DOES IT HURT?
Pain is much more minimal than you would expect with acupuncture. The needles are very thin and are not hollow. They are very different than needles you may be use to! Most people report minimal to no pain during treatment. For those that are very sensitive to needles and pain, and for young children, alternatives are available.
WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BEFORE AND AFTER TREATMENT?
Before treatment please be sure you have had some food and liquids. We provide beverages and snacks in our lobby that you are welcome to. After, it is OK to return your daily tasks but it is certainly nice if you can rest or take a light walk after. You may dress to your comfort. Some patients prefer to wear loose fitting clothes to avoid removing them in treatment. We encourage you to come however you are most comfortable.
WHAT TYPES OF PAYMENT OR INSURANCE DO YOU ACCEPT?
We accept all major credit cards, cash or check. All of our practitioners are independent contractors and accept insurance differently. It is our goal to make acupuncture as affordable as possible. If you have insurance, please reach out to ask to what your insurance covers and who you would be able to see.