Your first appointment:
New Patients are requested to fill out a health history and consent online prior to your first appointment. If you are unable to fill out these documents online please arrive 15 minutes early to complete the forms.
Acupuncture is a reimbursable expense under most Flex-Spend Plans and Health Savings Accounts (HSA), and the IRS allows acupuncture to be deducted as a medical expense. We are able to provide you with itemized receipts for these purposes.
Payment is due at the time of service. We accept cash or credit card.
New Patient: (1.5 hours) $100
Returning Patient: (1 hour) $75
Please be respectful of the time set aside for your treatment. All scheduled appointments require a 24 hour cancellation notice or the patient will be charged for the full office visit fee.
What to expect:
New patients can expect to be at the office about 1-1.5 hours. Followup treatments are 1 hour. The time you spend at the office depends on the amount of time needed for us to discuss your health concerns as well as the time needed for the treatment to be performed.
Generally, followup treatments consists of 10-15 minutes of discussion time, followed by traditional diagnostic methods of tongue and pulse evaluation. At this point I will perform the acupuncture treatment, in which I insert 10-20 sterile, single-use stainless steel acupuncture needles. You will be left to relax for approximately 30 minutes while the needles do their job! Patients report feeling very relaxed during this time, and many actually fall asleep. This calm, relaxed feeling usually lasts several hours to several days after the session.
Pre-Acupuncture Recommendations: Please arrive for your session well hydrated and having had a light meal a few hours prior. I recommend wearing loose-fitting, comfortable clothing.
Post-Acupuncture Recommendations: I recommend resting as much as possible, drinking plenty of water, and refraining from vigorous exercise or alcohol consumption following your treatment. Your body needs time and energy to heal, so this is the best way for acupuncture to have maximum effect.