When you contact us via email or phone to set up an appointment, our front desk staff will get your contact and payment info, go over policies, schedule follow ups, and then email you intake forms as well as a list of any appointments we have set up.
You’ll receive an email from us with new patient forms attached that you’ll need to print, fill out, and bring to your appointment (or arrive 20-30 minutes early to fill out in person). For fertility clients, we also love to see your relevant labs, BBT charts, and any outcomes of past medicated cycles—but don’t worry about getting your entire file from the RE or OB faxed over. Our fertility intake includes a form for the key fertility lab values we like to see.
During a typical 90-minute new patient appointment, we will spend the first 45-60 minutes doing a thorough intake and history, after which you’ll receive an acupuncture treatment during the final 20-30 minutes of the visit. You’ll go home with a basic checklist including supplement, self-care, and herbal recommendations. We will follow that up with a comprehensive, personalized treatment plan that we will email you within 48 hours after your visit.
For follow up visits (60 minutes), we will spend the first 20-30 minutes connecting and doing a brief intake and you’ll rest with needles for the last half hour.
In addition to the needles, modalities we often use during treatments include essential oil therapy, cupping, gua sha, moxa, tui na (TCM massage), and guided meditation.
Most people feel deeply relaxed (and even can be super spaced out!) after acupuncture, so we suggest that you let your nervous system absorb the treatment and not plan to do any strenuous physical activity in the immediate hours after your treatment.