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Your visit

Your first acupuncture visit, which will last 90 minutes, will involve a comprehensive health history intake and include a treatment plan. Loose clothing is recommended. Try not to come to your appointment on either an empty or too full stomach, and do not brush your tongue on the day of your appointment. If you are taking medications or supplements, please bring or take a picture of them as well as the required forms.  

I will ask you many questions about your health history and current symptoms. I will then check your pulse and inspect your tongue, both of which are objective evaluations unique to acupuncture and Chinese medicine. I will form a diagnosis and give you a treatment to introduce the body to acupuncture needles and my style of practice. Follow-up treatments will be 60 minutes and may have a longer treatment time than that of your initial visit. We will discuss your prognosis and treatment plan, and I may make dietary and lifestyle recommendations, including with regard to exercise and qi gong.


Chinese medicine

Before your visit, please complete these forms and bring them with you.