to Expect in Your First Acupuncture Visit
Your first acupuncture visit requires about 1.5 hours. The
initial visit is designed to enable you to provide valuable
information about your current health situation and
concerns. We will discuss your health and personal histories
relevant to your treatment goals and a physical exam will be
conducted. You will then receive your first individually
tailored acupuncture treatment as well as dietary and
During the consult you will be asked a wide range of
questions about your symptoms and many seemingly unrelated
questions about things such as diet, digestion, sleep, work
and exercise habits, and emotional states. Your health
history as well as that of your family will be useful
information too. While a full discussion about your health
history is helpful in guiding your treatment plan, you are
encouraged to share only that which you feel comfortable.
Subsequent visits will be 45 minutes to 1 hour in length.
Patient Information Form
Please click on the document below, print and fill out the
New Patient Information form before your first visit or
arrive 15 minutes before your appointment. Please bring a
list of medications you are taking for more than 1 week as
well as any recent blood work or radiology reports.
Download New Patient Information Form
Please eat a small meal before arriving for treatment.
Acupuncture is not recommended if fasting or eating heavy
meals. Skipping coffee for two hours before and after a
treatment will optimize its effects. Also avoid heavy
exertion in this time frame. Avoid alcohol or other
intoxicants the day of treatment. Allow plenty of time, as
rushing to or from a session reduces its effectiveness and
strains the body as well. Wear comfortable, loose clothing
Schedule and Payment
||: $125 (including
Herbal medicine, when
prescribed, is separate.
We accept payment in the form of cash, personal check or
(Visa, MasterCard, Discover)
Please contact our office for multi-treatment discount.
Many health and auto insurance companies and Workers’ Comp
cover part or all of an acupuncture treatment. And many
Health Savings Account (HAS) and Flexible Spending Accounts
(FSA) allow Chinese herbal medicine in addition to
We are an in-network provider for most of the insurance
companies and plans, however, you will need to check
your policy or call your insurance carrier to see if yours
has coverage, or we can verify the coverage for you.
Contact your insurance provider at the number on the back of
your insurance card to learn what kind of benefit you have.
Here are a few questions to ask:
1) Will my plan cover acupuncture?
2) How many visits are covered per calendar year?
3) Do I need a referral from a primary care physician?
4) Do I have a co-pay?
5) Do I have a deductible? If yes, has it been met?
If we bill your insurance, you may be responsible for
co-pays, deductibles or unpaid balances. If we do not bill
your insurance, we will be happy to provide you with a
medical receipt upon request so that you can be reimbursed
directly by your insurance carrier.
We request 24 hour notice if you need to cancel your
appointment. Cancellation under 24 hours is subject to a $75