During your first visit we will sit together for a complete interview in the relaxed, comfortable environment of my office. We will cover your health history including medications, herbs and supplements you are already taking. We will discuss the signs and symptoms of the problem bringing you to my office.This first appointment usually lasts ninety minutes. Subsequent appointments are usually for one hour.
IT IS GOOD TO WEAR COMFORTABLE LOOSE CLOTHING FOR YOUR VISIT.
I will look at your tongue and feel the pulses in your wrists which will provide me with important information about your condition and constitutional health.
For treatment, you will lie down on a comfortable massage table. You will have the warmth of a heat lamp at your feet. I will place acupuncture needles into specific acupoints which correspond to my diagnosis. Most patients feel little to no discomfort from needle insertion. Treatments will last twenty to thirty minutes. Many people find the treatment to be very relaxing and they tend to fall asleep or meditate during this time.
Quite often, I may use other types of treatments such as massage, moxibustion, cupping, or electro-acupuncture as described in the Acupuncture Basics. I may determine that these alternative methods are necessary for your particular condition.
Dietary, supplemental, herbal or exercise and stretching recommendations may also be made. I will carefully check for any possible drug/herb interactions.
Your comfort, warmth and ease is of utmost importance to me. I encourage you to ask questions, express concerns, and provide feedback during any stage of your treatment.
Changes in the way you feel may occur subtly over days or rapidly on the same day of treatment. I am at all times available to provide support.
HSA’S (HEALTH SPENDING ACCOUNTS) DO PAY FOR ACUPUNCTURE
Payment is required on the day of your appointment
First Consultation & Treatment – $125.00
Follow up treatment – $75.00
Smoking cessation series, (Three 30 minute treatments) $100.00
All three treatments need to be prescheduled and full fee paid on first visit
Stress relief treatments – 30 minutes $40.00, $10.00 paperwork fee for first visit
20 minute Ear Acupuncture treatment: treatment given in a chair, $10.00
First Consultation and Treatment – $75.00
Follow up treatment – $45.00
Monthly Full Moon ‘Shoni Shin’ treatments – $25.00, See events for next Shoni Shin day and information
Facial Rejuvenation: see facial rejuvenation page for fees
Credit card payments are accepted.
If your insurance covers Acupuncture, I will provide a bill for your reimbursement
Note: Medicare will not pay for Acupuncture