We recommend that you wear loose, comfortable clothing. You may be asked to roll up your sleeves or pant legs - needles may be placed at various parts of your entire body, depending on your condition and specific complaints. A tank top and yoga pants are ideal. For auriculotherapy, no special clothing is required. Individuals with long hair should bring a hair clip or headband. Please also avoid heavy meals and alcohol immediately before your treatment. Upon arrival, you will be required to complete a Patient Consent Form before receiving acupuncture services. Thank you so much for choosing us. We can't wait to see you!
We have patients who have chemical sensitivities, and scented products can cause them real physical distress and harm. We know you would never intentionally hurt another, but we’ve found that people don’t always know what scents can cause problems.
Almost all of fragrances on the market today are not made from natural products, but from chemicals. This includes the following the fragrances in:
If you are wearing any of these chemicals, they travel through the air and also get into our sheets, blankets and chairs. When people react to these chemicals, they can experience difficulty breathing, headaches, dizziness, nausea, worsening asthma symptoms, sneezing, itchy eyes, runny or stuffy nose or rashes. Some people can end up in the hospital. Please do not have any scented anything with you or on you when you come.
It’s a pain, we know, but we suggest, if you like to use fabric softener or wear perfume, have a set of acupuncture clothes that you can change into here, and put the perfume on after your treatment (but not in our bathroom, because the chemicals will linger).
If you have any questions about this, please ask us.
If you have insurance, bring your picture ID and insurance card.
Also bring a list of any medications or supplements you are taking on a daily basis.