Prospective Patients Start Here
For your first appointment, set aside about 60 minutes for your initial consultation for your treatment and paperwork. Dietary and lifestyle changes will likely be an important part of the healing process, so remain open to the suggestions given by your wellness provider. Follow-up visits usually take 30 minutes to 45 minutes to complete.
§ On your first visit, you will receive an Oriental Medicine assessment, individualized health intake including complete
first visit care of full-body acupuncture and requested services of medicinal herbs, together with an ongoing treatment
plan including fitness, ‘foods as medicine’, lifestyle recommendations, etc,.
§ It may be helpful to bring a list of all supplement, herbs, and medications you are currently taking, as well as
bringing medications with you to your visit. Keep your practitioner informed of all future changes in your health
§ Herbal medicine & nutritional supplements are commonly an integral part of Chinese Medicine to promote quicker
healing, and may recommended if judged beneficial to your health complaint.
§ After 3-4 treatments, your progress will be re-evaluated so that we may appropriately modify the treatment plan.
You can download a copy of our intake paperwork by clicking here. Otherwise,
§ Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to complete medical history forms
and other patient information prior to the evaluation.
§ Wear loose fitting clothing.
§ Patients should refrain from arriving on an empty stomach, or eating a large/heavy meal and large amounts of
sugar for 3-4 hours before/after each treatment (in general, eating a regular meal within two hours before or after your
treatment is fine).
§ Don’t worry! Ting Acupuncture & Herbs clinic is a very comfortable and pleasant environment that will help
In general, although the following are not critical, in order to get maximize the benefit from an acupuncture treatment:
§ Try to relax for the remainder of the day. Most patients will be able to resume their activities after acupuncture, but
some patients may need to rest for 1-2 hours afterward.
§ If at all possible, avoiding tobacco, caffeine (green tea is OK), alcohol, and/or recreational drugs for at least 4 hours
before/after your treatment will give you optimal results.
§ As a professional practice, please be assured that all personal details will be treated with utmost confidentiality.
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