Initial acupuncture appointment
Your first acupuncture appointment will usually last about 90 minutes. Please print and completely fill out these New Patient Forms and these Signed Documents before your first session. We begin with an in-depth conversation about your health concerns, health history, lifestyle, and goals for treatment. This conversation is an important part of the diagnostic process, and allows us to get to know you and understand how best to address your health concerns. We can then recommend a course of treatment specifically tailored to your priorities.
Treatment will follow the diagnostic process. Once acupuncture needles have been inserted into appropriate points in your body, we will usually leave you to relax in your serene treatment room for up to 20 minutes, allowing the needles sufficient time to influence your body’s Qi. Most people look forward to this opportunity to relax during an otherwise hectic day and generally feel refreshed afterwards.
How to prepare for your visit
Before Treatment Information
- Always arrive 5 - 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment time
- Eat a substantial easy-to-digest meal or snack before every acupuncture session
- Wear loose fitting clothing
- Avoid caffeine before treatments
- Tipping is not expected or encouraged
For more information see our FAQ page
Follow-up acupuncture visits
Most last up to one hour. Follow-up visits also begin with a conversation, physical examination, and tongue and pulse palpation, focusing primarily on progress and changes in your condition as well as any new concerns.
Your individual needs determine how often, and for how long, you will need to receive treatment (generally given once, occasionally twice, a week). As your condition improves, and your symptoms are alleviated, the frequency of your treatments may be slowly reduced – to every other week, monthly or even seasonally.
We provide Chinese Medicine and acupuncture from our Denver, Colorado office. Located conveniently in the Wash Park area. Contact us today.