Your First Visit

Please arrive 20 minutes before your appoitment time to fill out paperwork.
You may also download the forms, fill them out and bring them to your scheduled appointment.

Questions and Answers

  1. How long is the acupuncture treatment?
    For new patients, treatment time is usually  about an hour and half. For follow-up patients, the treatment time is usually about an hour.
  2. What should I wear for the acupuncture treatment?
    Wear loose, comfortable clothes or bring a pair of shorts so that we'll have access to points on your upper legs and knees.
  3. Can I come to acupuncture after a big meal?
    It is not recommended to receive acupuncture treatment after a big meal or on an empty stomach.
  4. How many treatment will I need? 
    The number of treatment will vary from person to person. Some people experience immediate relief; others may take months or even years to achieve results. Chronic conditions usually take longer to resolve than acute ones. Plan on a minimum of a month to see significant changes.
    Treatment  frequency depends on a variety of factors: your constitution, the severity and duration of the problem and the quality and quantity of your Qi. An acupuncturist may suggest one or two treatments per week, monthly visits for health maintenance or seasonal "tune ups."
  5. Do the needles hurt?
    You may feel the a tingling, numbness, or dull ache on the location of the needle insertion.  All these are good sign. After the treatment you may feel energized or may feel a deep relaxation and well-being.
  6. How does acupuncture work?
    According to the Chinese medical theory, Qi or Life Energy flow throughout the body. By placing fine, sterile needles at specific acupoints on the body can activates the body's Qi flow and promotes natural healing. Illness arises when flow of Qi in the channels become blocked. By restoring the flow of Qi, illnesses dissapear.
    Although no one can explain precisely how acupuncture works, scientic research shows that following an acupuncture treatment physiological shifts occur. These shifts include an increase in the body's own natural painkillers and anti-inflammatory agents, improvements in hormonal activity and immune system functions.