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 under the pew, 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 on the front right side of desk. We do accept cash, check, and credit card. Please bring correct change if paying in cash. If using credit, let us know so we can process that for you. 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. 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.
We are excited to be a part of a growing network of community acupuncture clinics dedicated to serving our communities by providing professional, affordable acupuncture. UAC is the first clinic of its kind in Ohio. Our practice is modeled after acupuncture clinics in China, where patients are treated in a community setting.