YOUR FIRST TREATMENT
Your initial treatment includes a comprehensive review of your whole health as well as an acupuncture session. In an effort to be efficient, please download, print and fill out the forms below, and bring them with you to your first visit.
Initial treatment: 75-90 minutes, $75
Follow-up treatments: 60 minutes, $65
We do not accept insurance at this time. However, we can provide you with a Superbill for reimbursement if your insurance policy covers acupuncture services.
PREPARING FOR YOUR FIRST VISIT
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER TREATMENT
Acupuncture points are located all over the body. Please wear loose clothing that enables access up to your knees and elbows, and back and abdomen. We have draping sheets if there’s a need for undressing. Your comfort and modesty are of the utmost importance.
The tongue gives a detailed glance at what's going on in your body. We ask that you avoid brushing your tongue when brushing your teeth, especially on the day of your appointment.
Be sure to eat before you arrive for treatment. Getting acupuncture on an empty stomach may cause lightheadedness. You want to avoid heavy meals before a visit as well.
Avoid coffee, tea and alcohol the day of your appointment as they can affect heart rate and the impair your senses, both of which will help determine how Katie treats you. They may also affect the color of your tongue which also helps determine diagnosis.
If you've never experienced acupuncture, you may become aware of qi once the needle is inserted and manipulated. You may feel a heavy sensation, a quick twitch, or a dull muscle ache. Some even see colors. This is a good sign as healing is happening!
In addition to acupuncture, we may use a variety of adjunct techniques, including gwa sha, tui na, cupping, moxibustion, electrical stimulation, even essential oils. Gwa sha and cupping may leave marks on the skin that can last a few days. If gwa sha or cupping is administered, keep the area covered for 24 hours and avoid heavily air-conditioned or heated areas.
Many people find acupuncture to be very relaxing. After treatment this calm, sleepy sensation can remain with you. Avoid driving long distances or using heavy machinery right after treatment.
Avoid alcohol for several hours after treatment.