Your First Visit
Here’s a brief summary of things to know for your first appointment at our clinic:
• Initial appointments generally last 60-90 minutes in duration
• Wear loose fitting clothing to ensure ease for receiving treatment
• Give yourself extra time after treatment before resuming daily tasks
• Bring lab work, diagnostic reports, and any other relevant information;
or have your Doctor and other providers fax the info in advance
To save time at the first appointment, patients are welcome to download our Intake Forms. Consider printing these forms double-sided and save a tree.
It’s ideal to schedule your first appointment for a day and time in which you will not have to work after your treatment. That way you can learn how you respond to treatment with ease & without the risk of neglecting any work responsibilities. We are open 7 days a week, 363 days per year to ensure you’re able to schedule at a convenient time. But if you have to work after your initial treatment just let us know and we’ll be sure to accommodate you.
Both our Acupuncture and Medical Massage Therapy work involve a detailed analysis of your medical condition and health history. Our Providers are here to serve your medical needs and help you reach your health goals. Doing this takes a little extra time, but our patients are worth the effort.
Our providers will advise you at the time of treatment regarding what state of dress is ideal for treating your medical condition(s), based on your health goals.
Your first treatment with Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Our Doctors of Oriental Medicine take into consideration a wide range of information when treating patients. We focus on your concerns including when the symptoms began, their nature and severity, what has and has not worked for treating them in the past. We also analyze your overall state of physical and emotional wellness including sleep and energy cycles, diet and nutrition, emotional and mental health history. We also consider how a patient’s career, lifestyle, and primary relationships affect their states of health and disease.
Please keep in mind that as our patient you are welcome to share as much or as little information as you want. We believe that when a patient provides key information about their overall wellness and health challenges, we may provide even better care.
We often look at the tongue and always palpate the body, including the pulses from radial arteries on both arms, to complete our diagnosis and treatment plan based on traditional Asian medicine principles.
We look forward to working with you!