Taking Your First Step
If you are intending to schedule, please download our new patient paperwork and the appropriate informed consent form to save time during your first visit:
- Our notice of privacy practices
- Our financial policies and rates for services
- Our new patient paperwork for all services.
- Informed consent form for acupuncture & herbal medicine.
- Informed consent form for massage.
- Informed consent form for hypnosis.
What to Expect
Acupuncture treatments run around 45 minutes. During the first appointment, we will go through an intake process prior to treatment to cover details of your health history; this appointment will be about an hour. At future visits a short follow-up will precede each treatment.
To get the most out of your treatment, we recommend:
- Eating before treatments, or at least not being on an empty stomach.
- Avoiding vigorous physical activity before treatment.
- Wearing loose, comfortable clothing.
We also cannot treat you if you are intoxicated or on any consciousness-altering substance.
You can also expect that we will speak with you about a treatment plan and prognosis. Questions in this area are welcome.
Appointments are 20-30 minutes in length. The first appointment will be on the longer side as we will need to discuss all the different areas of your health history and determine an initial formula.
We prescribe herbs in a few different ways, which you can read about here.
Our massage services are anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours in length. Our massage therapists blend deep tissue, therapeutic, and relaxing Swedish massage techniques to relieve muscle pain, restore range of motion, and promote circulation deep into muscle tissue while providing a relaxing experience.
Before treatment we will discuss with you any target areas of your body that require attention and will work with you to find an appropriate level of pressure. We will also provide exercises or stretches to help you continue care on your own, and construct a treatment plan for future care of your body.
The first hypnosis consultation is about 1.5 hours long. We will discuss the basics of hypnosis, listen to what you are coming for treatment for, and discuss different methods and approaches that can be used in hypnosis. Some time will be spent discussing self-hypnosis and the self-care tools that you will need to incorporate to have the best outcome and reduce the need for follow-up visits.
If for some reason we are late in getting to your home you can expect a phone call. Acupuncture treatments can be done in any comfortable chair or recliner you may have available, although we will have a portable massage table for use as well.
For more information and commonly asked questions, please see our FAQ page.
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