Before your visit
In order to maximize the benefits of your treatment, we suggest you arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment to relax and settle in. If you arrive later than 10 minutes past your appointment, you may need to be rescheduled so that the next patient isn’t delayed. If for some reason your acupuncturist is running late, you will receive a full treatment. However, we do operate on schedule most of the time.
Please come to your appointment with a little something in your stomach. You do not need to have a full meal before your session, just don’t come on an empty tummy. Gowns are provided to change into if needed.
As a courtesy to other patients, please keep your voices low, turn cell phones and pagers off or to vibrate, and refrain from using strong perfumes. We also suggest you do not bring small children with you unless they are the patient!
At your first visit, expect to stay for 90 minutes to allow time for a detailed health history, physical exam and acupuncture treatment.
Follow up visits last approximately 45-60 minutes.
What can I do for you via a screen? Quite a bit! I offer online sessions that include the normal health history, dietary and lifestyle recommendations, herbal prescriptions and supplement suggestions, meditations, and qi gong exercises.
I also send energy into the acupuncture points you need and suggest moxa and gua sha protocols for you to do at home.
Home visits are available by referral only.
Please be comfortable and ready to relax at your scheduled appointment time. You will need a quiet room where you can recline or lie down. A space heater is helpful, as many people feel chilly while the needles are in.
New patient session are 90 minutes and follow ups are 45-60 minutes.
Travel fee may apply.
We do require 48 hours notice for cancellation or rescheduling to avoid being charged for your appointment. We require 72-hour notice to cancel or reschedule new patient appointments.
We do accept some insurance plans. Please call to inquire about your options. For the plans we do not accept, upon request we will provide you with a completed super bill form to submit to your insurance company. This is a universal form used by insurance companies to provide all the information needed for insurance reimbursement. All you need to do is fill in your policy number and reimbursement is sent to you directly.
If you are unsure whether acupuncture is covered by your insurance policy, it is a good idea to call your insurance company and check. Let them know the name and location of the acupuncturist you will be seeing. It is also helpful to ask how many visits per year you are allowed, and how much per visit you will be reimbursed.
Please complete and bring the appropriate forms with you to our office at the time of your visit.