Acupuncture For All | First Visit
WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR FIRST VISIT?
Please plan 75 minutes for your first visit and 60 minutes for follow-up visits.
Appointments are treated before walk-ins.
Please sign in before each visit, write down if there is a time you need to leave, and turn off cell phones.
We will privately discuss your health situation, goals, and an individualized treatment plan.
You will be treated fully clothed in a comfortable recliner chair in an open studio. We have multiple chairs so you can enjoy treatment with friends.
Extremely thin needles (slightly thicker than a hair) are placed below the skin. There is very little sensation of the needles which are nothing like an ordinary injection. The needles are sterile and used only once.
The needles are often NOT placed at the location of your pain. For instance, we treat back and neck pain using acupuncture points in your hands and lower legs. Points in the ear and head treat pain, stress, depression, and anxiety.
Please plan to rest at least 30 minutes. You can stay longer if you like.
Many people experience deep relaxation during and after treatment.
There are sound monitors in the clinic so please call if you are uncomfortable or ready to leave.
Please read about directions and parking.
HOW MUCH TREATMENT WILL YOU NEED?
Treatment depends on the type, duration, and severity of your health issues.
To be effective, acupuncture requires a series of closely-spaced consistent treatments.
You cannot evaluate progress after only 1 or 2 treatments.
Some health issues can be treated effectively with 2 treatments per week for a few weeks. Severe or chronic health issues and pain may require more intensive treatment over a longer period.
Acupuncture has many positive “side effects” like improved mood, energy, sleep, and mental concentration.
Read our FAQ to learn about treatment for your condition.