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New Patients

Before your visit

  • Please download the New Patient Form and Inform Consent Form. Take time to thoroughly complete at home, and bring to your first appointment.
  • Please eat a little snack/meal about 1-2 hours prior to your treatment so that your stomach is not too empty or too full.
  • Please abstain from vigorous exercise, overexertion, drugs or alcohol on the day of your treatment.
  • Please wear comfortable and loose clothing.
  • Bring a list of medications you are currently taking.
  • Please do not brush your tongue on the morning of your treatment.

During your visit

  • Be prepared to discuss all aspects of your health. It is important to get an overall view of your body's health in order to properly diagnosis your present condition. We will use other TCM diagnostic tools including observing your tongue and taking your pulse. This will help us assess your constitutional pattern and create the most effective TCM treatment plan that is customized for just for you.
  • According to our diagnosis of your condition, specific acupuncture points will be chosen to rebalance your body. The needles are hair thin, sterile and disposable needles. Usually the patient feels little or no discomfort. Most patients feel pleasantly relaxed during this time. Needles will be retained about 20 40 minutes depending upon the diagnosis.
  • After your treatment we will discuss your TCM wellness plan. We will provide a customized herbal medicine options with you. Also, we will discuss nutritional and lifestyle recommendations according to your constitutional diagnosis.

After your visit

  • Please try to rest. Patients often feel relaxed after the treatment.
  • Please try to avoid any vigorous activities afterwards.
  • Drink plenty of water.

Please don't hesitate to contact me directly if you any concern or questions after your treatment.