What happens during the first visit?
You'll need to fill out forms which can take a few minutes to finish, so please come 10 minutes early to complete them. Or you can download them from our website and have them filled out when you come in. There's a $10 one-time consultation fee due at your first visit.
After paperwork is done, you'll consult with your acupuncturist to briefly discuss your health concerns. Your acupuncture treatment comes next.
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. Silence cell phones. After removing your shoes, you'll roll your sleeves up to the elbows and the pant legs up to your knees. The style of acupuncture we primarily use places the needles on the arms, legs, ear, and head. Generally a first visit will be about an hour.
What happens during a typical follow-up treatment:
After paying for the visit and scheduling future visits (if needed) our patients will bring themselves into the treatment room on their own and makes themselves comfortable in a recliner of their choice. After a brief conversation between patient and acupuncturist the needles will be placed and the patient can rest or nap. An average visit lasts 45 min or longer, but you can stay longer or shorter if you want.
What you can expect after a treatment:
In general, you can expect to feel relaxed for several hours following an acupuncture treatment. Some people get immediate relief of their symptoms! Others find their symptoms recede gradually over a few days. Everyone responds to acupuncture differently. Feel free to discuss with the acupuncturist who may adjust your treatment based on your response to the treatment.
Statement of Inclusivity and Ethics:
Pinned Community Acupuncture works to create a safe and comfortable environment for all members of our community. We welcome people of all genders, sexes, races, colors, incomes, national origins, ages, abilities or disabilities, marital statuses (legal or otherwise), familial situations, religions, sizes and shapes, sexual orientations, and political beliefs. Your level of care will never be based on any of these factors.