Your first chiropractic visit will take about an hour, and includes a consultation, exam, and treatment. This initial visit is designed to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
Your chiropractor will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
1. How can you help me?
2. How often do I need to come in?
3. What will my treatment cost?
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine, your chiropractor will perform a gentle chiropractic adjustment, and then set a treatment plan.
Your first visit will take about 75 minutes. We recommend you eat a light snack before coming in. Wear loose fitting clothes if possible, otherwise a gown/blanket can be provided for draping to allow access to your legs and abdomen.
Your acupuncturist will conduct a thorough intake, asking you questions specific to your chief complaint as well as covering all the major body systems. She will look at your tongue and feel your pulse, the major diagnostic tools of Chinese medicine, in order to determine your diagnosis. Your acupuncturist will explain the root cause of your symptoms and how acupuncture works. She will choose between 12 and 20 points for acupuncture, inserting them in rhythm with your breath. The points are retained for about 30 minutes. Your acupuncturist may incorporate accessory modalities that are appropriate for you (with your consent) such as cupping, guasha, moxibustion, topical liniments and ear seeds/magnets. Depending on your condition, your acupuncturist may also recommend a Chinese herbal formula or dietary changes.
Your acupuncturist will set a clear treatment plan for you based on the duration and severity of your ailment, as well as your age and constitution. Acute disorders may clear up after two or three sessions. Chronic diseases may require a longer course of treatment, such as one visit per week for 3-6 months.
Simply come ready to relax for an hour and connect with your body. You will then be introduced to your massage therapist and taken to one of our treatment rooms. On your first visit, you will be asked to describe any physical ailments, as well as activities that alleviate or worsen them. Once your massage therapist has a full understanding of your treatment goals, the massage will begin. Please let your practitioner know if you’d like more or less pressure, changes to the music or temperature in the room.