- 1 hr 15 min1 hour 15 minutes
- Dundas Street East
This initial intake session includes a health history and assessment, and an initial acupuncture and Traditional herbs prescription. 1. Each new patient will have 20-30 minutes consultation. We will go through your health questionnaire and ask you detailed questions about your medical history, symptoms, and main problems you're coming to solve, whether or not we can help your health goals, and determine if it's a good fit to work together. 2. We'll then do a traditional tongue diagnosis and take your pulse and may also check your abdomen. 3. You are welcome to ask questions at any point before or during the treatment, and if you ever feel uncomfortable, you can withdraw your consent to treatment anytime. For those who are nervous about needles, we’ll start with very thin needles and gentle treatment. You’ll probably be surprised how painless it is! 4. A few more notes for your first in-person clinical treatment: • It’s best not to have acupuncture on a complete empty stomach, if possible. Try to have a light snack or meal within 2 hours of your appointment. • Please do your best to be punctual, and we will do the same! 5. What to Expect AFTER the First Visit If this is your first time getting acupuncture, you might notice feeling relaxed or a bit sleepy after the treatment. This is normal. If you need to drive, you might want to wait a bit before leaving. Let us know if you want some water to drink. In terms of results, some people have a big reaction after the first treatment, but most people will notice gradual change after several treatments. 6-10 treatments is a typical number of sessions in the first series, depending on your issue, and then we reassess your progress after that. Progress is usually up and down instead of a straight line upward, so when it dips back down, try not to get too discouraged. As long as the overall trend is in the right direction, that’s a good sign that we’re making progress. For herbal treatment, we’ll typically check in every 2-3 weeks at the beginning and adjust your herbs as needed to make sure you have no unwanted side effects and that we see things moving in the right direction. The length of time you’ll need to take herbs depends on your health condition and goals. 5. Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Follow up Sessions May include (depending on need): acupuncture, acupressure, cupping, guasha (scraping), moxibustion, tuina massage, herbal prescriptions, simple dietary, exercise or lifestyle recommendations.
Your appointment slot is reserved just for you. If you need to change or cancel your appointment, please give us a minimum of a 24-hour notice. A charge equal to 50% of the reserved service amount will apply to no-shows or cancellations with less than a 24-hour notice. Thank you for your understanding. To reschedule or cancel your appointment, please visit our website, or give us a call at (613) 970-5558.
65a Dundas Street East, Belleville, ON, Canada