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Your First Visit

When you arrive for your first acupuncture appointment I will ask you to complete a comprehensive intake form with me. The acupuncture intake form asks questions about your current state of health, past illnesses, and family history. These questions are important because the holistic approach of Chinese medicine takes everything into account. Your current symptoms may not seem related to past health issues, but our bodies are complex landscapes and everything that happens to them leaves its mark.

After reviewing your intake form, we will discuss your condition, and I will examine your pulse and tongue, which are two of the basic diagnostic methods of Chinese medicine, and I may then palpate your body, this may help decide the acupuncture points I choose. You can expect 5+ needles. Once the needles are inserted, I will leave you to lie comfortably for 15-20 minutes with the needles in place. Many people find acupuncture treatment deeply relaxing, and it is not uncommon for patients to fall asleep during this time.

*To gain the most benefit from your treatment, please do not eat food One hour before or one hour post treatment - all your energy will otherwise be in your stomach digesting.

*Please refrain from consuming alcohol or recreational drugs on day of treatment

Please rest and drink plenty of water after your treatment.