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New Patients

Do I first need to be referred by my primary physician before accepting acupuncture treatments?

No, an acupuncturist is considered a primary care provider in California.

What to expect during your first treatment?

Your first visit will last approximately 90 minutes including registration and paperwork. The provider will go a thorough intake, including traditional pulse and tongue exams. If the provider believes you are a good candidate, you will receive a treatment ranging from 15 to 60 minutes long.

Things to keep in mind before your treatment

  • It’s best to have something light to eat an hour or so before your treatment, avoid being too hungry or too full during your treatment.

  • Same goes for hydration, make sure you are not dehydrated coming into treatment

  • Try to avoid caffeine or any other stimulants within 3 hours of your appointment

  • Wear comfortable clothes that allow access to areas below your arm and legs.

  • If possible, set aside time after your treatment to rest.

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