YOUR FIRST VISIT
Your first visit will begin with an in-depth assessment of your condition and an initial treatment.
You will receive a customized treatment plan detailing an appropriate course of treatment for your specific condition.
In general, acute conditions of recent onset may only require two or three treatments. Chronic conditions usually require more treatments to achieve sustained results.
One course of treatment usually lasts 10- 12 weeks, at which point we will assess the progress that you've made, and decide on future course of action.
We ask that you fill out our initial intake form (click to download) prior to your visit. If you are unable to do so, please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment as we have copies available in our office.
Needles are typically retained for about 30-45 minutes. People oftentimes fall asleep during a treatment and experience a deep sense of relaxation and well being.
In addition to acupuncture, treatments may include:
• Massage / Tuina
• Heat Therapy
• Herbal Prescriptions
• Gua Sha (scraping/ Graston therapy)
• Nutritional Supplements
• Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations
PREPARING FOR YOUR TREATMENT
If you have any questions, please call Driftwood Acupuncture & Wellness prior to your first visit.
Please come prepared to provide us with a list of all your current medications, including prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, herbal supplements, and vitamins.
Please provide any lab or medical reports relevant to your condition.
Eat a light meal a few hours prior to your visit. Acupuncture is not performed on individuals who are fasting. At the same time, please do not overeat or eat any foods that cause your stomach to be upset.
Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Many of the acupuncture points that are commonly used are located between the wrists and elbows and the ankles and knees. However, acupuncture points are located all over the body and may need to be accessed depending on your condition.
As a courtesy to our waitlisted patients, if you need to change or cancel your appointment, please give us at least 48 hours' notice, otherwise, the full price of the appointment will be charged.
Thank you for understanding and for your cooperation.