Information for New Patients

What to expect your first acupuncture treatment

During your first treatment you can expect to sit down with the acupuncturist for a traditional diagnosis.  The acupuncturist will take the time to talk with you and find out what your major concerns are.  No matter what you are coming in for, to get acupuncture for back pain, insomnia, facial rejuvenation or health and wellness, you can expect to receive a specialized treatment plan that addresses you unique issues and is designed just for you.  ​ 


 The  first treatment includes a consultation in which you will be asked diagnostic questions about your heath and habits, concerns and tendencies.  You will then receive a brief physical exam in which the acupuncturist will test several points on your torso and limbs with palpation.   

Insurance

Winchester Acupuncture Clinic does not bill your insurance directly, however if your insurance does cover acupuncture you can still be reimbursed!  Give us a call for more details.   

 

What To Bring

When you book your appointment you will receive a link to fill out an online health history form.  If you prefer to print and bring your forms you can download them HERE. 

 

After Treatment

After your treatment it is best to take it easy and rest so your body can integrate the treatment.   Be sure to drink  plenty of water, and get to bed early.  

 

 

After the consultation and physical exam you will receive an acupuncture treatment that has been selected and designed for your specific condition and needs.  Most treatments consist of 10-15 needles placed at specific acu points on the body.  The needles are sterile, single use disposable  filament needles thinner than a cats whisker.  Some patients do experience a sensation of energy called 'Da Qi'.  This can be a sharp stinging sensation or a dull aching sensation.  It is usually brief and mild.  Though there may be some discomfort with the needles, most patients experience a sense of calm and relaxation throughout the treatment.  

 

 

When you book your appointment you will receive a welcome email containing a link to fill out an online health history form.  If you prefer to print and bring your forms you can download one HERE. Wear comfortable loose fitting clothing.  Please refrain from wearing perfume or body scents.  If you are coming for facial rejuvenation you may either come without makeup or you can choose to wash your face in the bathroom prior to treatment.  

 

That's it!  We cant wait to see you.  Book now and come  see us today!