Preparing for Your Appointment
In this section you will find information on your role in the healing process. I believe strongly in educating my patients and equipping them with the tools to sustain their health whenever possible. The more you become involved with your own health and responsible for your body, the better you will feel.
Download and print our Patient Intake Form.
Spend some time thinking about what you would like to achieve from your acupuncture treatment. Jot down a few notes to bring with you to your first visit. The more openly we can communicate, the better I can help you.
Be realistic. If you have several conditions or symptoms you would like to address, please rank them. On your first visit, I will ask you about your chief complaint. Secondary issues will also be noted and addressed as treatment progresses.
Start noticing how you feel each day and make a few notes. With respect to your chief complaint, try to answer these questions:
- When did this condition first appear? Is this a new condition or a recurring illness?
- What brought it on? What triggers it?
Bring your notes and a list of current medications and what they are treating.
Eat a light meal 2 hours prior to your visit.
Avoid alcohol, fasting, and heavy exertion on the day of your treatment.
Set aside enough time so that you are not rushing to and from your visit.
Be on time for your appointment so that you may benefit fully. When you make an appointment, please understand that time has been reserved for you. I don’t overbook
Initial Visit Information
Initial Visit Cost
The cost of your first visit is $75, then $65 per treatment thereafter. Please be prepared to stay for 1-1.5 hours on the first treatment, which includes the initial consultation and intake, and treatment thereafter. Seniors 55 and older, and students with proper ID get special pricing of $65 initial visit and $50 thereafter. I also offer a 6 week savings program. If you pay ahead in full, the cost is $350 for 6 treatments. For seniors and students, the cost is $299.
An Herbal Medicinal Consultation is $25, herbs sold separately. They are optional, but very beneficial. You usually take them once, and they have helped that problem.
Course of Treatment
As part of your first visit, I will discuss with you a proposed course of treatment. Since individuals vary, it is difficult to state definitively at the time of your first visit how many treatments will be required. In general, acute conditions of recent onset may only require 2 or 3 treatments. Chronic conditions usually require more treatments to achieve sustained results. With chronic conditions I usually recommend an initial course of 6 treatments. Most people begin to experience results within the first two treatments.
The ideal approach to illness is to begin treatment as soon as possible. The sooner you seek help, the easier it is to treat. For longstanding illnesses, twice weekly treatments may be required to have a curative effect.