ACUPUNCTURE | HERBAL MEDICINE | ENERGETICS

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What to Expect

Sessions will typically last between 60 - 90 minutes (shorter for cupping only treatments). 

Initial appointments include a detailed overview of your health history, diagnostic assessment, and discussion of your goals and expectations of treatment. 


Treatment will consist of acupuncture (or acupressure if needles are not tolerated) and may include additional modalities such as cupping, gua sha, and/or essential oil application

Please inform us if you have any sensitivities or wish to omit any modalities. 


While one acupuncture treatment may provide some relief from acute symptoms, generally the effects of treatment are cumulative, meaning they are more efficacious over time. Although treatment plans vary widely  based on numerous factors such as length and severity of symptoms, I recommend starting with 

at least 3-5 treatments scheduled somewhat closely together, to reap the benefits of the medicine. 

Guidelines

Your Body: Please make sure you are adequately fed and hydrated prior to sessions. 

It is advised to avoid consuming caffeine or tobacco directly before treatment. 


Recommended Clothing: Loose fitting pants or shorts. 

Yoga pants and leggings are not recommended as they have the tendency to cut off circulation. 

If you do not have access to these, we provide medical gowns for your session. 


Access to the back or stomach for cupping and acupuncture may be needed. In these cases, you may be asked to disrobe (always and only to the level you are comfortable with). You will be professionally draped at all times with provided sheets/blankets and only the area(s) being worked on will be exposed.


Post Session Care:  Drink plenty of water !

It is normal to feel relaxed or even sleepy after treatment. On the other hand, some people may also feel increased levels of energy. However your effects manifest, it is recommended to rest or only engage in light movement (think gentle yoga or light walks) to encourage nervous system integration. 

Home Sessions

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Home Sessions

All of these sessions will take place in your own home at a suitable time and set up in your choice of comfortable space (bed, couch, floor).


Your Space: As these sessions are taking place in the home, please dedicate a time and space that is generally free of distractions. It is recommended to leave your cell phone on silent or turned off for the duration of the treatment. Relaxing music will be provided, or you may play your own or opt for a music-free session.


I also provide a treatment table if there is ample space to set up. 


***Please note if you would like a treatment table, and provide clear address instructions at the time of your booking.***


Payment

All payments are required at the time services are rendered. Please see online appointments for all service fees. 


Accepted forms of payment are: Cash, local check, all major credit and/or debit cards, Venmo, and Paypal. 

*Please note there is a 2.83% Processing Fee for any credit or debit card transactions.*


At this time, we do not accept insurance, but are happy to provide a superbill so that you may submit to your insurance for reimbursement. 

We offer no guarantee that your insurance will or will not pay for your acupuncture treatment. 

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