Information for Patients
Acupuncture is by appointment.
- Cash, check and all major credit cards accepted. We do not bill insurance.
- Appointments must be canceled or rescheduled the day before during our business hours or a fee will be charged in the amount of the appointment.
New patient paperwork
New patient paperwork is available for download in English and Spanish.
Important: For your appointment
Please review the following information ahead of your appointment.
- Wear loose, comfortable clothing.
Wear cloths you can easily pull up above your elbows and knees, and if you have a specific part of your body you want us to work on please wear something so we can access that part of your body.
- Be clean.
You will be treated in a room with other people and your practitioner will be touching you. Please be considerate and be clean when coming for acupuncture - especially your feet.
- Refrain from wearing cologne, perfume, oils, or lotions.
Many people suffer from allergies or environmental sensitivities. As such we try to maintain an odor neutral environment as much as possible. Also, please refrain from oils and lotions. They make needling difficult and can ruin our sheets.
- Cell phones in the clinic.
Your time in the clinic is your time to unplug and just be with yourself. Please leave your phone in your car, check it at the front desk, or at the very least turn it completely off. We really prefer that phones and other electronic devices not be in the treatment rooms at all.
- Eat a little something beforehand.
It is generally recommended to have something in your stomach prior to treatment.
- Quiet please.
Be considerate of others in the group treatment room. Speak softly. Most people fall asleep when they get acupuncture so quiet is appreciated. Along those lines, if you are sensitive to sounds you might want to bring earplugs as some people snore.
- Help us keep things running smoothly.
You can help by being ready when we come to treat you: Pick a chair, take your shoes and socks off, roll up your sleeves and pants legs, and kick your chair back. Also, please keep the area around chair clear of personal belongings.
- Let us know if you need to leave by a certain time.
While treatments typically last somewhere around an hour, you are generally welcome to stay as long as you like. We encourage you to allow ample time when coming for acupuncture. For new patients we recommend allowing as much as 90 minutes for your first visit including paperwork. Please let us know if you need to be out by a certain time.
- Please make arrangements for childcare.
We do not have the resources to supervise unattended children.