2000 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 501A

San Francisco, CA 94109

(415) 305-8584

[email protected]

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:

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.


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.