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Your First Visit

When you arrive for your first acupuncture appointment we will discuss the comprehensive intake form you filled out ahead of time or in the office.. The acupuncture intake form asks questions about your current state of health, past illnesses, and family history. These questions are important because the holistic approach of Oriental medicine takes everything into account. Your current symptoms may not seem related to past health issues, but our bodies are complex landscapes and everything that happens to them leaves its mark.

After reviewing your intake form, we will discuss your condition, and where I see imbalances in your system based on Chinese medical diagnostics. The acupuncture points I choose will depend on your condition, but you can expect approximately 18 needles. Once the needles are inserted, I will leave you to lie comfortably for 30 minutes with the needles in place. Many people find acupuncture treatment deeply relaxing, and it is not uncommon for patients to fall asleep during this time.