- Light meal
- Wear loose clothing where you could roll up your sleeves to your elbows and pants to your knees.
- Do not brush your tongue before you come. (But please brush your teeth!)
- No alcohol
- No perfume or cologne because some of our patients have allergy and strong smells may trigger their allergy or impede their treatment.
Initial consultation plus treatment will take about 1 – 1.5 hours. Follow up treatment will take about 1 hour. You will be asked some questions you may not consider relevant to your chief complaint, for example, your sleep pattern, energy level, diet, emotions, etc. However, because Chinese medicine takes the whole body into consideration rather than one local symptom, this information is important for a practitioner to make the best possible differentiation to guide their treatment.
As a part of your treatment experience, your tongue will be examined and your pulse will be felt. Tongue and pulse tell a lot about your body constitution.
To consolidate the result of the treatment, you should avoid having cold food, keep warm and get more rest for at least 24 hours after each treatment. The results can last hours or days or even until the next visit depends on the type of disorder and the length and severity of the symptoms. As treatment progresses, you will see more and more improvement.
Side effects are very rare but can include light-headedness, dizziness, nausea, slight bruising, residual muscle aching. Any of these should last only a short period of time.
Follow up treatment is also a part of your healing process. Although the relief is often felt at the first visit, follow up appointments are necessary to ensure the root problem is being fully addressed. If it takes long time to develop, it will take a while to recover completely. Our goal is to further strengthen your body to prevent the recurrence of the ailment or the development of a new ailment.
If our practitioner thinks the herbs will help speed up your healing for your type of disorder, you would be suggested to take the Chinese medicinal herbs.
Our clinic imports the best quality Medicinal Herbs from the top herbal pharmaceutical companies in Taiwan. We have a very complete collection of herbal pharmacy! Our suppliers are GMP products that follow the regulations of FDA and similar regulating bodies of other leading countries in Europe. These suppliers are renown for the purity, consistency and cleanliness of their products, in addition to their recognized testing and research programs.
We are a preferred in-network provider of BCBS, United HealthCare, VA, PHCS, MultiPlan, and Tivity. We also accept many other insurances like Aetna, Cigna, Humana, etc. We will file insurance claims for you if your insurance plan covers acupuncture.
You will find out if you verify it with your insurance company. We also provide insurance verification service. Please click on the link below and complete the online form at least two days before your appointment. I will contact you as soon as the benefits are established.
Please keep in mind that it is your responsibility to pay for your treatment before you meet your deductibles, and any denied claims for your treatment.
Medicare and Medicaid do not cover acupuncture. However, if you have a secondary insurance, it might cover acupuncture. We would encourage to verify your secondary insurance to find out.