Adult Acupuncture - In Person Visit (18 years and older)
The initial visit is 90 minutes. During this time we cover your health history and goals for treatment. A customized acupuncture treatment takes place in the last part of this visit. Your acupuncture treatment may include acupuncture and other accessory techniques including cupping, guasha, moxibustion, Eastern nutrition and/or herbal medicine recommendation. Follow up visits are 60 minutes. For more information on acupuncture and how it works, please visit the FAQ page.
Pediatric Acupuncture - In Person Visits (0-17 years old)
The initial visit is a 60 minute appointment. These are customized needle-less or acupuncture treatments for children from newborn through teenage years. Eastern nutrition and herbal recommendations may be made at this time. We do offer a 20-30 minute phone consultation as part of the initial visit to facilitate a private and uninterrupted discussion that is both mindful of a child's need to move and also respectful of topics that your child may be sensitive to having discussed in person. This can be scheduled after booking. Please specify your availability for this consultation during booking. Follow up visits are 45 minutes and consist of a time to check in in-person and your child's treatment. Treatments for younger patients may not take the whole time.
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