WHAT TO EXPECT
NEW PATIENT VISIT
The initial visit is 75-90 minutes (90 minutes for Facial Rejuvenation), and includes a thorough health history and overview of your present condition. We may discuss your digestion, sleep, lifestyle, diet, stress and exercise. A physical examination is conducted and your pulse and tongue examined according to the Chinese Medicine diagnostic system. Together we will determine a treatment strategy that best suits your individual needs and condition. Once a thorough intake has been completed, the remaining time will be devoted to treatment. Treatment itself includes Acupuncture, Therapeutic Bodywork and other modalities as appropriate. To maximize time for your first visit, please download the New Patient Form, fill out at home, and bring to your appointment. Also, please bring with you any relevant medical test results, such as lab work, MRI reports, etc.
A typical follow-up visit lasts 60-75min (90 minutes for Facial Rejuvenation). For best results, Acupuncture and Positional Release Therapy are integrated together. Additional therapies such a Cupping, Gua Sha, Therapeutic Exercises & Nutritional Counseling may be included as appropriate.
A one-on-one Breathwork session begins with a brief conversation and a check-in about where you feel blocked, and what you’d like to let go of. You will be taught the breathing technique, and then you’ll actively breathe for about 30-35min. While you’re breathing the space will be cleansed and essential oils may be applied if appropriate for you. Afterwards, you’ll have 10-15min of relaxation with more passive breathing. You will be guided and supported through the entire process.
As you activate your energy centers you may experience some tingling, vibration or areas of restriction or tightness. Some may experience a heart opening, leading to a feeling of gratitude and self-love. Working through blockages can also cause emotional releases. Many also experience bouts of creativity or a deeper connection to intuition.
TIME OF SERVICE CASH RATES
Acupuncture & Therapeutic Bodywork Combo (80-90 min) – $200
Constitutional Facial Acupuncture + Gua Sha/Jade Rolling (120 min) $250
Acupuncture & Therapeutic Bodywork Combo (60-75 min) – $150
Constitutional Facial Acupuncture + Gua Sha/Jade Rolling (90 min) $200
One-on-One Breathwork session (60-75min) – $150
Herbs and Supplements as appropriate – varies, typical range $10-$40
Gift Certificates Available- give the gift of health! For patients without insurance, I offer pre-paid packages after your initial visit. Please inquire for more information.
FORMS OF PAYMENT ACCEPTED
Cash, check, Visa and MasterCard *payment is due at the time of treatment
Our clinic is currently out of network with most insurance companies except Cigna and Blue Shield of California. This allows us to provide high quality care and not let treatment be dictated by insurance limitations. PPO health insurance plans with acupuncture benefits will gladly be processed by our billing department as part of our services. We will verify your insurance information on or before your first visit. Payment is due at time of service or until benefits are verified. If determined that patient has coverage, payment will be reimbursed or applied towards future visits.
FLEX SPENDING ACCOUNT (FSA) OR HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNT (HSA)
Acupuncture is an approved therapy for all FSH/HSA accounts. Please bring your debit/credit card to your office visit. If you don’t have one your practitioner will provide you with an itemized bill (super bill) which you can submit for full reimbursement.
As a courtesy to our waitlisted patients, please give us at least 24 hours notice should you need to change or cancel your appointment. All appointments missed or not cancelled within this time frame will be charged in full.