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What To Expect


Please allow an hour and a half for your first Consultation appointment and an hour for follow-up appointments. Also bear in mind that it is not recommended to have an acupuncture treatment if you are very hungry or extremely tired. Acupuncture treatments typically start on the first Therapeutic appointment.

Hear Khim Choong MSTCM, LAc, ACN Explain What To Expect During Your First Appointment


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Payment is requested at the time of your visit.  We accept credit cards, cash and checks.  


We process payments for flexible spending accounts and health care savings accounts. However, we are not members of any insurance provider networks (PPO or HMO) at this time.

Upon request we can provide detailed and itemized receipts complete with insurance codes that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Please contact your insurance carrier to find out what kind of coverage they offer for acupuncture, herbal and nutritional therapies.  

What Does Japanese-Style Acupuncture Feel Like?

Many first-time patients are concerned that acupuncture needles will feel like hypodermic injections at the doctor’s office. They won't.  Japanese-style acupuncture is very gentle, using hair-thin, flexible needles that you will hardly feel. Most patients find these acupuncture sessions deeply satisfying and leave the treatment feeling relaxed both mentally and physically.  

We also specialize in non-insertion techniques for children and needle-phobic adults. These techniques are equally effective.

Acupuncture treatment creates deep relaxation
in both mind and body.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The benefits of acupuncture are cumulative, so more then one treatment is necessary. For acute conditions you can expect to have 10 to 15 treatments, but you will usually begin to feel relief after just the first few. Chronic conditions may take longer to respond, depending on the type, severity, and duration of the condition. We will go over the number of treatments you will need at your Report of Findings appointment. Preventative treatments and treatments for general well-being may also be scheduled on a monthly or longer. 

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