NEW PATIENTS

Preparing for your appointment

The following suggestions are provided to help you have a safe and relaxing experience with acupuncture. Please read this section carefully. If you have any questions, please me contact me prior to your first visit.

  • Please bring a list of current medications you are taking, including any prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, herbal supplements, and vitamins.
  •  Please bring any lab or medical reports relevant to your condition.
  • Eat a light meal a few hours prior to your visit. Acupuncture is not performed on individuals who are fasting. Being over-hungry increases the risk of nausea or dizziness. At the same time, please do not overeat or eat any foods that cause your stomach to be upset (for example, rich, greasy, fried, or extremely spicy foods).
  • Physical strain immediately before or after acupuncture can weaken your body. Please schedule your activities on the day of your visit accordingly (example: do not schedule your appointment an hour before your 2 hour kickboxing class).
  •  Avoid alcohol on the day of your treatment. Acupuncture is not performed on intoxicated individuals due to the increased risk of shock. It is also not advisable to become intoxicated shortly after treatment.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Acupuncture points are located all over the body. Many of the acupuncture points that are commonly used are located between the wrists and elbows and the ankles and knees. You will be more comfortable if your clothing can be easily rolled up to your elbows and knees. If necessary, a gown can be provided.

Insurance

Yes, we accept insurance from most major carriers.

If you are interested in acupuncture treatment and want to know the details of your coverage (if any) such as co-pay amount, reimbursement, number of treatments, etc., please contact us by phone or email at djames5363@gmail.com and provide your member and group numbers as well as your date of birth. I will provide you with a description of the particular coverage offered by your carrier. All of this is provided at no obligation of course.

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