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Office Visit

What to expect

For your first visit, please plan on being in the office for about 90 min. We will talk at length about your reasons for coming in, and will go through a full health history. (It is important for us to discuss all aspects of your health even though they may not seem directly related to your current issues–Traditional Chinese Medicine is very good at drawing correlations that may not seem obvious). A variety of diagnostic tools may be used, including: pulse reading, physical examination, and channel palpation. An acupuncture treatment will follow, and we’ll also discuss your treatment plan.
For those who have never experienced acupuncture before, here are some things you should know:
  • All of our acupuncture needles are disposable.
  • Acupuncture needles are extremely fine- much more fine than the kind of needles used for shots or taking blood!
  • A little bit of sensation is good! Acupuncture should not "hurt". You may feel a slight prick depending on the location of needling, but sensations should not ever remain sharp. What you will likely feel can be described in many different ways, often slightly dull, moving, or tingling.
  • Because acupuncture calms the nervous system, most people feel a deep sense of relaxation during treatment.

Preparing for your first visit

Please wear something comfortable and loose fitting that will allow access to your arms and legs below the elbows and knees.
It is always a good idea to eat a little something before coming in.
Please bring in a list of all medications and supplements, as well as any medical reports that may pertain to your current issue.


Acupuncture- Initial visit
Acupuncture- Subsequent visits
Cold Laser Therapy
Additional $15
Herbal Medicine
Case by case basis
Home Visits


We do accept insurance if your plan covers out of network acupuncture benefits. We would be happy to check for you if you are unsure of your insurance coverage.

Cancellation Policy

Please call or email 24 hours in advance to avoid a 50% cancellation fee.
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