Prior to your appointment:
Please make sure to fill out your new patient intake form as best you can to have at time of your appointment. Make sure to eat 2 hours prior to your appointment. You will benefit more from your treatment if you avoid caffeine prior to your appointment.
Plan for 1.5 hours for your first visit. We will have a thorough discussion of your health history. This enables us to develop a treatment plan specifically catered to your needs. For those seeking orthopedic treatment, this also involves an orthopedic assessment.
For subsequent visits, the intake is about 10-15 minutes followed by your treatment.
Treatments consist of 15-30 minute of acupuncture and may or may not involve Tui Na, cupping and/or moxabustion
After your first treatment we will develop your overall treatment plan including an estimate of how many treatments you will need and determine your individual path to healing including any other suggestions that would be beneficial to your health.
After your appointment:
It is recommended that you do avoid hard physical exertion 24 hours after the treatment. Gentle stretching and meditation are beneficial. Most people report feeling very relaxed and drowsy after treatments. Some see an energy spike! It really depends on what you are being treated for. Many patients are being treated for pain, stress and anxiety in which case the treatment is calming. Others receive acupuncture for increasing energy and mental alertness and in which case the treatment will be more energizing.