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Once your account is established using your name and email address, you’ll receive an email with a link to fill out your intake. Please make sure to do this before you come in, if at all possible.
Payment for acupuncture is by cash or check. If you have an HSA (Health Savings Account) with a debit card, you may use that to pay for treatments. You can use any form of legal tender for herbs and retail items. If you have insurance that covers acupuncture, please pay your acupuncturist and then ask them provide a ‘superbill’ which you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Ask us about this if it applies to you.
Wear loose, comfortable clothing that you can push above your knees and elbows. Sleeveless tops are helpful if you have shoulder issues. Loose necked tee shirts or very open scoop necked shirts or button up shirts allow us to get to the area if you have upper back tension/pain or neck pain if you have pain in these areas. If you have mid back pain and you wear a brazier, please wear one that opens in the back for better access. Sports bras are often in the way. You'll need to remove your shoes and socks - at the table! Wear your shoes to the tables!
Eat something before you come. Even a few crackers or an energy bar is better than an empty stomach. Acupuncture moves energy in your body and, if you blood sugar is already low, that can make some people lightheaded.
Don't exert yourself physically two hours before and two hours after your treatment. Examples of exerting yourself physically are:
working out at the gym
a long, exhausting hike, bike, run or swim (more than 30-45 minutes? or whatever is too much for you and exhausts you)
dancing that works up a sweat
and even yoga -- A vinyasa, restorative or yin yoga class at regular room temperature is probably just fine. Hot yoga is NOT GOOD right before and right after acupuncture.
The idea here is that you don't want to sweat or exhaust yourself right before or right after acupuncture. Your vital energy (your Qi) is scattered by extreme exercise and lost when sweating. If you come to acupuncture at these times you will be recovering from that experience rather than making progress on your main concerns.
Go to our location page for details on the location and parking tips.