Welcome New Patients!
On this page you will find practical information about what to do and what to expect on your first visit at our clinic. Details about your health will be discussed during your visit and you will have plenty of opportunity to address any concerns that you may have about your condition(s) with our acupuncturist. You are our priority and we want your experience at our clinic to be very satisfactory. Let us know if you have any questions.
How to prepare for your visit:
. Download Patient Forms, fill out and bring the forms to your appointment.
. Bring the names and information of all medications that you are taking.
. Dress in loose and comfortable clothes, preferably shorts and t-shirts.
. Don't come to treatment hungry or excessively full. Eat moderately 1-2 hours prior.
. Avoid excessive caffeine, alcohol, or drug consumption before the treatment.
. The total time you will spend at our clinic on the first visit is 1 hour 30 minutes.
Interview & treatment session:
. An in-depth assessment of your condition and discussion about treatment plan will be conducted at the start of your visit.
. The acupuncture treatment is given following the interview.
. Treatment is normally administered with your clothes on. If disrobing is required, you will be draped properly.
. After the needles are inserted, you remain on the table for thirty minutes while the needles do their work.
. You may experience various energetic sensations while the needles are retained and it is normal, such as momentary pain, numbness, itch, heavy sensation of the body, involuntary movement of limbs, feeling like you're sinking into the table, out of body experience, spiritual or mystical states, non-ordinary experiences.
. Your thirty minutes of treatment should be comfortable and relaxing. You may want to sleep, meditate, or just rest deeply.
. Many of our patients experienced very deep sleep during their acupuncture treatment. According to research, the level of rejuvenation that a person gets from a thirty minute session of acupuncture is equivalent to a good, solid eight hours of sleep! This is one of the reasons why acupuncture is such a powerful treatment for stress. We wish you a comfortable and enjoyable first treatment at our clinic!