New Patients

NEW PATIENTS AND FORMS

NEW PATIENTS

If you are a new patient please print, read, and sign following  forms to expedite your first visit.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR FIRST VISIT

Acupuncture has been in practice for over 2,000 years.  It is one of the oldest known healing methods. It is a system of alternative healing methods that are based on balancing imbalances in the mind and body.  These imbalances are caused by blockages in the free flow of qi (energy) and blood.  An acupuncturist uses fine sterile thin needles which are gently inserted in specific anatomic areas called acu-points in the body to stimulate the body's own healing properties and promote the free flow of energy.  Acupuncture only stimulates your own body immune system and metabolism to heal itself.  God created us perfectly balanced and healthy, we are designed to be healthy and our body is designed to fix itself.  It is in our nature to heal, buy unfortunately, one’s life style, food choices and stress can destroy this harmony and balance.  The result is pain, sickness and diseases. What acupuncture really does is balances our own body’s healing system,  forcing and encouraging the body to heal itself.  All we do is give the body its own natural ability to renew, rejuvenate and heal without chemical and unnatural interference.

As trained acupuncturists, we will review your medical history, gather information on current/chronic imbalances, check your pulse, look at your tongue and palpate meridian channels and points. This usually takes between 15 to 30 minutes. Once these steps are completed, you will then lie down or sit if you prefer and treatment will start.

The treatment includes one or more of these modalities:

Acupuncture, acu-pressure, cupping, Gua-sha, electrical stimulation, Tui-na (Chinese massage) and heat Infar Lamp therapy.

It is normal to feel the needles and to be aware of them, but you should not feel any pain or unpleasantness. You may experience: movement in your body, tingling feeling, heaviness at the needle site, warmth or coolness.

It is best to have a meal about one hour or more before an acupuncture treatment.

Please wear loose-fitting clothing. The treatment may last approximately 60 minutes.