What should I expect?
Please arrive at your scheduled appointment time or a little early so you are not rushing and you can be seen on time. Have your online forms completed prior to arriving at your appointment. We have complimentary water and tea if you would like refreshments.
Try to remember to wear loose, comfortable clothing but we also have gowns available for you if needed.
During your initial consultation, you will have filled out a thorough medical history outlining previous conditions, current symptoms, possible hereditary disorders, etc. Your medical history will be used along with an examination to come up with a diagnosis and treatment plan if your clinician believes that you may benefit from treatment.
Your personalized treatment plan may consist of acupuncture or electro acupuncture, manual therapies like massage, cupping, compression treatment or corrective exercises, as well as herbal formulas, dietary changes or lifestyle counseling.
The treatment will begin with the painless insertion of 10-20 sterile, ultra fine disposable acupuncture needles into specific locations on your body. You can fit about 15 acupuncture needles into a hypodermic needle.
Most people find this deeply relaxing and many will drift off to sleep.
You will be in treatment for approximately 20-30 minutes. Expect to be in the office for about 40 minutes to 1 hour for your follow up visits but give yourself at least 1 hour for the initial consultation, examination and treatment.
Does acupuncture really work?
Yes, but don’t take our word for it…
Acupuncture has been used by millions of Americans and is recognized by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Mayo Pain Clinic.
The NIH published their Consensus Statement stating “The data in support of acupuncture are as strong as those for many accepted Western medical therapies. One of the advantages of acupuncture is that the incidence of adverse effects is substantially lower than that of many drugs or other accepted medical procedures used for the same conditions.” The FDA regulates acupuncture needles as medical devices in the category of “safe and effective.” The WHO recognizes over 40 health conditions effectively treated with acupuncture. The Mayo Pain Clinic has been using acupuncture since 1974. National Institutes of Health Consensus Statement on Acupuncture, 1997
What's your clinic model?
We believe in a "relief care" model practice which means you get to see results quickly and get back to your life! We do not provide extensive, expensive, long term treatment plans or keep you coming back when your symptoms are relieved. Our goal is to give you what you want! A proper assessment, diagnosis, and treatment at a reasonable cost. If we can't help you, we will tell you right away and help you find someone who can. We have a large network of other qualified medical professionals that we can refer out to when necessary.
We accept most major health insurance plans, HMO, PPO, Workers Compensation, Private Injury, and Med Pay.
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