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FIRST VISIT

 

HOW TO PREPARE?

  • Schedule an appointment

  • Eat a warm snack or light meal before your first visit. It'll help with the effectiveness of the treatment. 

  • Bring your mask to wear in the clinic

  • Wear comfortable loose clothing

  • Bring your ID (driver's license) and any additional documents 

WHAT TO EXPECT?

  • Check-in at the front door, we'll take your temperature 

  • Share your health concerns and questions with our acupuncturist

  • You'll be asked questions and your tongue and pulse will be assessed  

  • Relax during the calming therapeutic session

  • Plan for next steps when you checkout 

  • In follow up visits, you'll continually work with our acupuncturist on your healing progress

  • Anticipate lifestyle adjustments with resting, eating and emotional patterns

HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE TYPICALLY NEEDED?

Each individual has a unique response to acupuncture treatment. How your body responds to the treatment differs based on many factors such as your age, duration of your condition, your lifestyle habits, living environment, life stressors and etc. What we recommend is for you to come in for your first visit, see how you feel, then approach the treatment plan accordingly with the guidance of our acupuncturist.

I'M SCARED OF NEEDLES, ARE THEY GOING TO HURT WHEN INSERTED?

The needles used in acupuncture are different from the ones commonly used by your primary provider. The needles we use are called filiform needles (don't inject fluid into the body), while the ones used at your physician's office are hypodermic needles (used to inject fluid or withdrawal fluids) are much larger. The needles we used are single used, sterilized, individually packaged, stainless steel high quality needles.

WHAT AGE GROUPS DO YOU ACCEPT?

Acupuncture is a versatile treatment that can help people in all walks of life. We've had patients including pediatric kids, young adults/college students, working adults to retired mature adults.

WILL MY INSURANCE COVER ACUPUNCTURE?

Contact your insurance company and ask if you have coverage.  Some healthcare plans will only cover acupuncture when performed by a medical doctor.  Inform your insurance company that you will be receiving treatments from a state medical board licensed acupuncturist. Also inquire if you need a doctor's referral and what diagnosis your insurance plan will cover. 


Our office with fill out the necessary insurance forms in order for you to receive reimbursement from your insurance company.  It is the patient's responsibility to send the forms to your insurance company for reimbursement.  We do not bill insurance companies directly.  

CareSource now covers acupuncture.