Instructions for the first time Patient
Whether it is your first time trying acupuncture or not, you’ll find a warm welcome from the team at Chung Acupuncture Clinic. All of our team will work to make you feel right at home.
Please read this before you come
Plan to be at the clinic for about 60 minutes. Follow up treatments may not take as long. While typically a treatment lasts about an hour, we’ll leave you as long as you look like you’re resting soundly. So please give us a sign if you’re done – or be sure to let us know if you need to be out by a certain time.
Please do not wear cologne, perfume, or scented lotions. Many people are sensitive to smells. Also, please don’t wear oils on your skin or hair when you come, as it ruins our sheets. Wear loose, comfortable clothing with sleeves that can be rolled up to the elbows and pants that can be rolled up to just above the knees. And it is best not to eat a large meal, drink strong coffee before a treatment.
When you arrive, we’ll review your paperwork and chat briefly. Over the course of your visit we will also talk to you about a treatment strategy for best results, and whether herbs may be helpful in resolving your problem.
Your Initial Consultation
Your first session will involve a full consultation to find out about your main concerns, and to assess your overall past health history. Since Oriental Medicine takes a more holistic approach to patient care, you may be asked questions that appear unimportant (questions about your sleep habits, your ability to tolerate heat or cold, your dietary habits, etc.) but are actually vital to the type of care you will receive. Be sure to discuss any health concerns and ask any questions concerning your health
After reviewing your history, the practitioner will begin diagnosing your ailment. Using all of the information obtained during the history and diagnosis, the practitioner will then determine the cause of your symptoms.
Your practitioner will work out a treatment plan from this information that is tailored to your individual needs. Information about any medication/supplements you are taking will be useful to us at this stage, as well as any recent test results.
Depending on the seriousness and the length of your condition, your initial Consultation may take between 30-60 minutes. It may take several visits to see significant improvement or cure your condition. As with any treatment plan, however, make sure that your questions are answered completely, and that the treatment plan seems viable and reasonable. If you don’t understand a particular technique or type of treatment, make sure to ask.
We are here to give you the best treatment!