We welcome you to your appointment at our Clinic!
Please arrive 20 minutes early to fill out the necessary paperwork if you have not printed it out ahead of time.
Location: Street parking is available, and we are conveniently located above Zuma Coffee. There is a sign for our entrance on N Main St. Take a right at the top of the stairs and we are at the end of the hallway.
Preparation for session: Wear loose, comfortable clothing. This allows us to access different points on the body. Do not brush your tongue the day of your appointment, as tongue coating is a diagnostic tool in Chinese medicine. Please eat something at least a few hours before your appointment. If you are coming for a community treatment, you may wish to bring ear plugs or headphones.
What to expect:
Private sessions – The first part of the session consists of a thorough intake that will help give us a detailed picture of your health. After talking with you, the practitioner will spend some time taking your pulse and looking at your tongue, which are important diagnostic tools in Chinese medicine. Once this information is collected, the practitioner will make an individual diagnosis, come up with a treatment protocol and perform acupuncture using selected points that fit the diagnosis. You will then rest on the massage table with needles for 30-40 minutes. The practitioner may perform Chinese massage (tui na), cupping, gua sha or moxa before or after the treatment (see separate page for information on those modalities). After the treatment, the practitioner may give an herbal formula that was made while you were resting, as well as provide other diet/lifestyle recommendations, and discuss further treatment recommendations.
Initial treatment: 1 hour and 45 minutes
Follow-up treatment: 1 hour – 1 hour and 15 minutes
We’re right above Zuma Coffee; the entrance is to the left of Zuma’s door. Go upstairs and our door is at the end of the hallway on the right.