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Your First Treatment
When you book your first treatment, we will email you several documents to fill out online. These documents include a lengthy patient intake form regarding your past medical history, current condition and other important information. They may take a significant amount of time to complete, but are only required for your first visit. All follow-up intake forms are much more brief . We highly recommend filling out these documents before you arrive for your first treatment, however they can be filled out in person at the clinic if you prefer.
If you plan to fill out these documents in person before your treatment, we recommend coming in at least 20 minutes early. Again, these forms are lengthy and we want to ensure that you receive the full length of time for your treatment. If you decide to fill them out at home, it is not necessary to arrive early before your treatment.
Your first acupuncture treatment is 90 minutes in length. First, we take about 20 minutes to discuss your current condition in detail and examine any areas of concern. After figuring out the underlying issues and devising a treatment strategy, you are then treated with one or more therapeutic techniques. The use of acupuncture needles is almost always employed. If you do not want needles for any reason, however, please inform us as there are other non-invasive techniques, such as the use of magnets, that can be used instead. In conjunction with acupuncture or magnets, Asian bodywork, cupping, moxibustion heat therapy and other practices are also commonly used.
During any of these treatments, suggestions for herbal medicine and/or nutritional therapy may be necessary. If you would like to add these therapies to your treatment process, your practitioner will devise an herbal formula and/or dietary regimen specially individualized according to your unique needs. We will contact you when it is ready and answer any further questions you may have.
Each follow-up acupuncture treatment is either 50 or 80 minutes in length. During these sessions, we will briefly review your condition and discuss any changes in your presentation. We will look at how your body is responding to treatments and determine if any therapies need to be added or altered.
After your first several follow-up visits, we will discuss a long-term plan of care that will benefit you the most. We feel strongly about making sure you receive the right number of treatments for your condition, therefore we offer discounted rates when you purchase several treatments at once.
“Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort.”
― Deborah Day
"There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self."
― Aldous Huxley
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