Before your treatment
Be sure to wear loose, comfortable clothes that can pull up and allow access to the lower leg and forearm. It’s also a good idea to have something to eat in the few hours before your treatment. Part of the diagnosis involves looking at your tongue so if you usually brush your tongue, try to skip it the day of your treatment. Fill out necessary paperwork and try to arrive five to ten minutes early to relax and check in.
When you arrive
Hang up your coat in reception area, leave shoes in designated area, turn off cell phone, and visit the restroom if you need to. On the reception desk you’ll find a little yellow envelope waiting for you with your name on it. Put your payment in the envelope and drop it through the slot in the desk on top. We do accept cash, check, and credit card. Please bring correct change if paying in cash. If using debit or credit, the machine is on the desk that you can run your card through. Simply swipe your card, enter the amount, and put the receipt in your envelope. When you’re finished checking in, and if you have been here before, go find a recliner in the community space. Other personal items may be placed in the basket on the floor next to your chair. Please remove anything in the front room that may cause noise in the back (watches, jewelry, anything velcro, sweatshirts). If this is your first time, please wait in the waiting area for the acupuncturist.
Your first visit
This is the opportunity for your acupuncturist to meet you and discuss your health. We’d like to know your health history and talk about your current condition. The intake form can be downloaded from this website. It’s a good idea to fill it out ahead of time so you can take your time with it. It covers many aspects of your physical, mental and emotional health. You’ll be asked to stick out your tongue and we’ll check your pulse. We’ll determine a treatment plan and you will be treated the same day of the consultation. The initial visit lasts about an hour or more. Once the needles are placed, many people relax or fall asleep.
On your return visits
Remove your shoes and leave them in the waiting area under the bench if it is wet outside. Choose any available recliner, get comfortable and take off your socks. Also please roll up your pant legs above the knees and sleeves above the elbows. We will greet you and quietly ask about the progress of your condition. It takes just a few minutes to place the needles. Once they are in we’ll make sure you’re comfortable and warm enough before we leave you to rest and let the needles do their job. The needles usually stay in for 30-45 minutes. If you need to leave sooner just let us know ahead of time. We have great visual contact in our space, so we will be able to see you during your treatment. Just give us a look that you are done, we will be right over to remove the needles.
3389 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43202
405 W. Main Street
Westerville, OH 43081
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