Arrive 15 Minutes Early For Your First Visit
I have some paperwork for you to complete so arriving before your appointment time will allow you to complete the forms so you have 100% of your time with me.
Please wear loose clothing where you can roll up your sleeves to your elbows and pants up to your knees and make sure you have eaten a light meal or snack prior to arriving for your treatments.
Quality Time with Your Practitioner
At Enso Acupuncture, You will be our focus. We spend as much time as needed in your consultations and your follow up treatments to listen, assess, and treat you. Your acupuncturist will spend a lot of time talking with you, reviewing your medical history, and examine you to determine if we can help you. You should never feel rushed or dismissed. Just like Western doctors the exam may include range-of-motion testing, light touch (palpation).
Does Acupuncture Hurt?
Usually not much. If felt at all, it’s most often a quick pinch. Acupuncture needles are sterile, single-use, solid and about the thickness of a cats whisker, which is why in most instances acupuncture is painless. In contrast, a medical syringe is hollow, so medicine can pass through, and this creates the pressure and pain associated with getting a shot or having blood drawn. It is unfortunate that many people avoid trying acupuncture due to the fear of the needles.
Continue Your Care with Other Medical Professionals
All of the modalities that I practice are safe to combine with Western Medicine treatments and often times will increase their efficacy. So don’t stop seeing your regular doctors!
Many insurance companies are now paying for acupuncture treatments. I accept most insurances that cover acupuncture. Because each insurance company has different restrictions, we need to check your insurance for you to see if your covered.
I have an insurance biller who will check your insurance, and when possible, I will happily bill your insurance company instead of you.
As a courtesy to myself and my other patients, please notify me 24 hours in advance if you cannot keep your appointment. Because I do not double or triple book my appointments (like many health care providers do) that time slot cannot be used by someone in need if you do not provide significant notice that you can’t make your appointment.
You will be charged a $50 cancellation fee for any cancellations that give less than 24hrs notice.