For Your Acupuncture Appointment

New Patient Forms (PDFs)
+ Patient History/Health Questionnaire (PDF)

+ Medication and Supplement Chart (PDF)
+ Informed Consent (PDF)

For Your Acupuncture Appointment
+ Wear loose, comfortable clothing
+ Avoid consuming alcohol
+ Eat a light meal 1-2 hours before your appointment
+ Be on time, but avoid rushing to your appointment
+ Avoid wearing perfumes and strongly scented lotions

Initial Visit Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time to complete a Patient History/Health Questionnaire or download the forms (links above), fill them out at your convenience and bring them with you to your appointment. Bring a list of your medications and supplements to your appointment. Your first visit includes an in-depth assessment of your condition and an initial treatment. Plan on two hours for the visit. Dietary and lifestyle recommendations will be provided to enhance the therapeutic value of the acupuncture treatment.

Course of Treatment Acute conditions may require only two or three treatments. Chronic conditions usually require more treatments to achieve lasting results. It is important to note that acupuncture’s effect is cumulative. An initial course of three to six treatments is recommended to determine if acupuncture will help chronic conditions. If there has been no response to the acupuncture after three to six treatments, acupuncture will not likely work and other therapies should be investigated.

Side Effects The most common side effect is a profound sense of relaxation. Patients have commented that they take their best naps after their acupuncture treatments. Rare side effects include slight bruising, muscle aches, light-headedness and sleepiness. These should last for a brief amount of time.

What to Expect After Treatment Your relief may be instantaneous, delayed for a few hours or even materialize after one to three days. The relief may last for a few hours on the first visit and then last longer with each successive treatment. Individual response to treatment varies.

Course of Treatment Acute conditions may require only two or three treatments. Chronic conditions usually require more treatments to achieve lasting results. It is important to note that acupuncture’s effect is cumulative. An initial course of three to five treatments is recommended to determine if acupuncture will help chronic conditions. If there has been no response to the acupuncture after four to six treatments, acupuncture will not likely work and other therapies should be investigated.

Fees
+ Initial Visit, 90-120 minutes $125.
+ Follow-up Visits, 75-90 minutes $88.
+ Smoking Cessation – Eight sessions $300.

Cash, check, Visa and MasterCard are accepted for payment of services. Flexible Medical Spending and Health Savings Accounts will reimburse you for acupuncture services.

Gift Certificates are available in order to give the gift of good health.

Insurance I am currently not in any provider networks, but after receiving payment from you I will provide you with a superbill which you can use to get reimbursed from your insurance company. First check with your insurance company to see if acupuncture is covered, and if there are any limitations to the coverage such as needing a doctor’s referral or if only certain conditions may be treated. Then check with your insurance company for the appropriate forms for reimbursement. However, I do accept personal injury covered by auto insurance and workers’ compensation.