Patient Information

Notes for New Patients

Thank you for choosing us to be part of your healing process. We appreciate that you have entrusted us with your care, and we are confident that acupuncture and Oriental medicine will help restore you to a state of health and balance. As you may know, there is a considerable body of research supporting the effectiveness of acupuncture for the treatment of a wide range of medical, emotional and quality of life issues. If we can help you research your condition, please let us know.

Things you should complete and bring with you

The "New Patient Health History," below, is the usual type of health history form you would find in any healthcare office. It is important that you fill out this form and bring it with you to your first treatment.

Click here to download the New Patient Health History (PDF).

If you cannot print and complete the New Patient Health History above, please arrive at our office at least 15 minutes before your appointment to give you time to fill it out then. I cannot begin your treatment until this form has been completed.

Things to do before your acupuncture appointment

Wear or bring loose clothing, such as shorts, sweatpants, and a t-shirt or bikini top. Street clothes restrict the body and may prevent access to important acupuncture points, thus reducing the effectiveness of your treatment.

Try not to eat a large meal right before an acupuncture treatment, but don't come hungry either, as either will negatively affect the treatment.

Your pulse plays a large part in Oriental medicine. Coffee, alcohol and cigarettes strongly affect the pulse and make it more difficult to make a complete diagnosis. If possible, please do not consume these substances for at least two hours before a treatment.

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