Online scheduling is available for all New and Existing Patients. Click the green button on the top of the page and it will open a portal. New and Existing Patients are to fill out your Medical Profile after scheduling your session online.
Once you've scheduled your session through our online booking system, you'll receive an email confirming your appointment. Click on "Manage My Appointment" to update your information.
Please follow these guidelines to optimize your acupuncture visit.
Don't brush your tongue in the morning. The tongue is a reflection of your health. It tells the acupuncturist valuable information about you!
Dress comfortably in loose draping clothes. This will allow the practitioner easier access to acupuncture points. Pending on location of pain or discomfort, you may be asked to disrobe and we'll provide full draping.
Eat at least 1 hour before your visit, even if it's just a snack. And drink plenty of water throughout the day.
Your acupuncturist will go through your health history thoroughly. The more information you are able to provide will allow for a more comprehensive understanding and better acupuncture treatments.
Your acupuncturist will then take a look at your tongue and feel your pulse. Your pulse, like the tongue, holds additional information we may not see. Acupuncture treatment follows with needle retention, usually 30-45 min. A treatment plan will be put together catering to your specific presentation and needs. Acupuncture with Adjunct Therapies may include Therapeutic Massage, Fire Cupping and Gua Sha. If you have a request or preference for any specific therapy, please let your acupuncturist know. Otherwise, your acupuncturist will select the most appropriate Adjunct Therapy fitting to your present presentation.
After your acupuncture treatment, avoid over exercising, over exertion of sexual activity, over consumption of alcohol and illegal drug use. Remember to stay hydrated with plenty of water.
Needle insertion sites may be slightly tender, bruised or achy -- these are all minor discomforts lasting a day or two. Gentle massage will ease the discomfort. You may soak in an epsom salt bath to help facilitate better blood circulation and minimize post-session aches. Use with caution if you have high blood pressure or diabetic.
Most patients report drowsiness and are ready for a nap. We advise patients to take an easy day and rest up. You'll most likely sleep very well the night after your session.