WHAT TO EXPECT
First time patients will need to sign a consent form and fill out a brief health history. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early so this doesn't interfere with your treatment time. You will then meet privately with your practitioner who will go over your paperwork, discuss your reason for coming in, and answer any questions you might have. You will then proceed to an acupuncture chair. Once you are comfortable, the practitioner will insert the needles and allow you to rest. We recommend you stay for at least 30 minutes and some people choose to relax up to 45 minutes.
How should I prepare for my treatment?
You should plan to eat a snack or light meal 1-2 hours before your treatment. It is not recommended that you receive acupuncture on an empty stomach. Dress in comfortable loose fitting clothing. Acupuncture points will be located from the shoulder down, mid thigh down, face, head, neck and ears. If you are unable to roll up your sleeves or pants, please bring something to change in to. Please refrain from smoking within an hour before your treatment and avoid wearing strong fragrances that might be irritating to others in the room.
How many treatments will I need?
During your initial consultation your practitioner will discuss the recommended course of treatment for your individual situation. While everyone responds differently to acupuncture, most people start to see improvement within 8-12 treatments. At any point we can reevaluate your treatment plan.
How much do treatments cost?
Your initial consultation and treatment costs $80. Follow up treatments cost $40 per session. There are no additional fees.
Does acupuncture hurt?
Most people find acupuncture deeply relaxing and painless. Some people feel a brief pinch or sting when the needles are inserted. If a needle continues to be uncomfortable let your practitioner know so she can adjust or remove the needle.
What conditions does acupuncture treat?
The list includes but is not limited to: acute sprains/strains, pain (chronic, arthritis, low back), headaches (including migraines), allergies, depression, digestive issues, support for lifestyle changes, menopause, PMS, anxiety, stress and much more.