What can I expect for my first treatment?
Please come in when you get here – even if you are early. The door opens directly into the treatment area – with the office/intake room in the back. At this point, it is a good idea to make sure your phone is either off or on silent and you speak quietly so as to not disturb anyone receiving a treatment. You are welcome to have a seat on the couch or check in at the office. The first appointment will usually take a little longer, 15-30 minutes for the intake and anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour for the treatment. Follow up treatments usually take 5-10 minutes for the intake and the length of treatment time is up to you (typically 25-45 minutes).
How long does an acupuncture session last?
The first appointment will usually take a little longer, it's good to plan on an hour to an hour and 15 minutes. 15-30 minutes for the intake where you are speaking with your acupuncturist and typically 25-45 minutes resting in a zero gravity chair with needles in. Follow up treatments often quicker, usually only 5-10 minutes for the intake and the length of treatment time is up to you.
Why is there a sliding scale?
We offer treatments on a sliding scale of $25 – $50. We want everyone to be able to afford their treatments and have effective outcomes. By offering a sliding scale we are creating a space where those with limited incomes are able to pay less as well as allowing those who are willing and able pay more to support the business and their community in achieving both physical and financial health.
What does acupuncture treat and how many sessions will I need?
Acupuncture is effective in treating all sorts of problems. Some conditions may completely resolve while others are improved and maintained at a more functional level. To find out if acupuncture will help you – you need to try it. Everyone responds differently. A few people will have immediate and strong improvement and a few will not respond at all. The majority of us will be somewhere in the middle. The number and timing of treatments recommended is considered your treatment protocol. Acupuncture works in a cumulative fashion, meaning the treatments build on each other. At the beginning of a treatment protocol, it is better to get your treatments closer together and then, as you improve, space them farther apart. The number of treatments you need depends on your personal response as well as the severity and length of time you have had an issue.
Forms and scheduling
All of our intake and consent forms can be done online. If you are doing so please note that I only need your name, phone number, email, birth date, a quick note on what you want to be treated for and a signature at the end acknowledging the legal paperwork When you schedule your first appointment there will be a link in the email confirmation to complete and sign the forms. Online scheduling is available and encouraged. You just need to create a patient portal account to do so. Online appointments cannot be scheduled in less than 24 hours. If you need a same-day, or early the next day, appointment please text for availability.
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