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What to Expect

Many first-time patients are concerned that acupuncture needles will feel like hypodermic injections at the doctor’s office, but they won't. The side effects of acupuncture are minimal. Some may experience bruising or feel light headed after treatment which can be relieved by eating or rest. The World Health Organization recognizes Acupuncture for 50 conditions, including the common cold, stress reduction, addiction withdrawal, post-surgical recovery, and decreased immunity.

Your First Visit

The acupuncture intake process will involve questions about your current state of health, past illnesses, and family history. An interview and medical history will be taken followed by a TCM diagnosis. Several hair thin needles will be placed in acupuncture points on the body. Once the needles are in place, they generally cannot be felt. Typically, the needles will be left in for 20 or 30 minutes. Many people experience a floating or meditative state while the needles are in place. Some people fall asleep or become deeply relaxed. Often sensations will be felt in the body and the person will feel lighter and more refreshed.

How many Treatments will I need?

The number of treatments will depend on the nature of your condition. Generally speaking, positive results are seen in one to three treatments for short term conditions. Longer term problems require longer treatment. Results vary with the condition and individual. Acupuncture can relieve many side effects and symptoms of chronic disease.

Forms for New Patients

New Acupuncture patients, please print the forms below, fill them out and bring them with you to your first appointment. Make sure you have five documents, six pages total, for your first visit. If you are unable to print the documents, please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment and we'll provide you with your paperwork to fill out in our waiting area.

New Patient- Intake Form

Informed Consent

HIPPA Consent

Health History Form 1

Health History Form 2