I generally allow 90 minutes for an initial office visit during which we will discuss your complaint and do a comprehensive Chinese medical intake and examination. In Chinese medicine any complaint must be understood within the context of the individual as a whole. You will be asked a variety of questions about your general health that might include questions about your sleep patterns, digestion and emotional state. I will also visually examine tongue, and palpate your pulse and abdomen. These diagnostic modalities are central to the Chinese medical process. This process will provide me with a picture of your health and any patterns of disharmony in your body.
Some patients elect to receive only acupuncture or only herbal medicine but most patients receive both. If Chinese herbal medicine is an appropriate modality for you, we generally begin with that modality first. If you will be doing both acupuncture and herbal medicine, there may or may not be time for acupuncture during this first visit. Our primary goal during this time will be to arrive at a Chinese medical diagnosis, to construct a treatment plan that is workable for you and to answer any questions you may have.
The fee for an initial 90 minute office visit is $200.00
The fee for subsequent 45 minute office visits is $100.00
What to Wear
Light, comfortable clothing is generally fine. You may need to remove dangly earrings, necklaces and/or some articles of clothing. Please try to not wear scents (perfume, cologne, etc.).
IMPORTANT! When you have successfully made an appointment on the scheduler, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. If you do not get a confirmation, you do not have an appointment. When you get the confirmation, please double-check the date and time to make sure it's what you wanted & that you've entered it correctly in whatever other calendar you use. If you're having problems scheduling, please call me (303) 545-5792 x 106.