Scheduling an Initial Appointment
Your initial appointment can be scheduled online, via phone, or e-mail.
We are in-network with Cigna, United Healthcare, Aetna, and Blue Shield PPO. Please provide us with the following information via phone or e-mail to verify your insurance benefits:
- Full Name
- Date of Birth
- Insurance Company
- Subscriber ID number
- You may also send us a photo of the front and back of card
Our initial appointment is $175 (90 minutes). Our follow up appointments are $95 (60 minutes). We also offer discounted packages.
Before Your Appointment
Please eat 2-3 hours before your appointment. Avoid being overly full or on an empty stomach. Wear comfortable clothing.
You will be greeted by our receptionist and offered water, tea, and snacks. You will be asked to sign our consent form. We pride ourselves in having no to minimal wait time.
In the Treatment Room
Your practitioner will lead you to a private treatment room. Your full health history will be reviewed and discussed. We will offer diet, lifestyle, and herbal medicine/supplement recommends if needed.
Then you will lie down on a comfortable massage table. Your pulse and tongue will be assessed to tell us more about the current condition of your body.
Your practitioner will chose the best acupuncture points for your treatment, swab each point with alcohol, and insert sterile single-use acupuncture needles. The needles are as thin as a strand of hair. You will feel little to no discomfort upon insertion.
Acupuncture works by activating the body’s own self-healing. Needle insertion stimulates blood flow and activates neuro-hormonal pathways. This will reduce inflammation, reduce pain, and promote healing of the surrounding tissue. Thus, acupuncture can be used to improve the function of weakened systems (such as reproductive, digestive, respiratory, etc.) Acupuncture also activates the parasympathetic nervous system (in charge of rest and digest). This promotes a relaxed euphoric state and reduces the negative effects of stress. This helps balance hormones, improve digestion, improve sleep, boost the immune system, and relax tight muscles.
After insertion, your practitioner will leave the room, allowing you to rest or nap while listening to relaxing music for 30 minutes. You will have a buzzer to call us if needed.
Your practitioner may also utilize cupping, massage techniques, heat therapy, or moxibustion (a technique used to warm acupuncture points) as needed.
After 30 minutes, your practitioner will remove the needles and you will be on your way, feeling relaxed and refreshed.
You will receive a New Patient folder that contains our recommendations for your case.
Your practitioner will also suggest when to come back. Please allow 4-6 visits during a one-month period for best results. Complex cases may require weekly visits for 3-4 months.
Drink plenty of water, be gentle with yourself, and follow given recommendations. It is best to take it easy and avoid heavy exercise directly after your visit.