New Patients

What to expect on your first visit

The initial health evaluation is designed to allow you to meet with the acupuncturist.  We will sit down with you to review the history of your condition and to make a determination as to whether we think acupuncture is right for you.  We can schedule several diagnostic treatments to evaluate your body’s response to acupuncture.

Exam/First Treatment (Day 1)

The oriental exam is a series of observations, questions, and tests.  We create a customized treatment plan based on your presentation.  This is an individualized diagnosis and treatment plan specific to your needs.

The first Treatment is designed to gauge your response to needling.  We are gauging how intact your nervous and circulatory system is.  It’s kind of like your auto mechanic getting under the hood to evaluate the engine in detail.  You’ll be amazed at the painless modern needles!

Second Treatment (Day 2)

We evaluate your responses to the first treatment.  Everyone responds to acupuncture differently and we adjust our technique accordingly.  Often the needled points are completely different.  Acupuncture is a unique therapy that improves blood flow in the body and by doing so, improves the function of the body’s vital organ systems.

Report of Findings/3rd Treatment (Day 3)

Prior to going back for your 3rd treatment we will sit down with you, and go through your diagnosis based on Chinese medicine.  We go over a lot of information, so it’s ok to bring a friend or significant other with you.  We discuss your response from the first few treatments and chart out a treatment plan based on your goals.  Some are looking for a total health re-boot, while others just need to be able to walk for the golf tournament on Saturday.  We are here to help you take charge of your well-being.