What should I expect during my initial visit?

The initial visit takes roughly an hour and a half. We start with paperwork: initial information, informed consent, and HIPPA signature sheet. Then the practitioner will check your tongue and feel your pulse on both wrists. Both of these observations give indications towards the Chinese diagnosis. Then the practitioner will ask the “Song of the 10 Questions.” He will have a conversation with you in order to glean information about your condition, further leading to the Chinese Diagnosis. After that he will give the first treatment, based on what he has found. Typically he needles in the arms and legs, so wearing clothing that is easy to pull up and expose the skin is advised. Sometimes it is necessary to needle on the back or torso; we have medical gowns for such purposes.