New patient clinic visits generally last 90 minutes. This first visit will include a detailed health history interview and a physical exam incorporating methods of observation that are unique to Chinese medicine such as tongue and pulse diagnosis.
During this first session, we will spend time getting to know each other and discuss your health concerns. You may be asked a wide range of questions about your symptoms, lifestyle, emotional states and anything that may offer insight into your health from the perspective of Chinese medicine practice.
Your Individualized Treatment Plan
From the information gathered during this interview and examination, a treatment plan will be developed to address the underlying imbalances observed. We will discuss an estimated time line of care and the types of therapies recommended over the course of the treatment plan.
Acupuncture and other related therapies will be administered in the clinic according to your unique issues and symptoms. Some of the additional treatment modalities performed at Mountain Mist Acupuncture include cupping, Tui Na (Chinese medical massage), Gua Sha (scraping) and moxabustion. Any combination of these techniques may be utilized during a clinic session.
To maximize the benefit from your clinic treatments:
- Please bring the completed new patient form with you on your first visit
- Don’t eat a large meal or consume intoxicants before your visit
- Wear loose-fitting clothes
- Bring a list of your current medications and supplements
- Please don't arrive late!
Herbal remedies, dietary alterations, and simple self-healing exercises may be prescribed to extend the healing momentum achieved in the clinic and compliment the treatment strategy. It is important to understand and follow the prescription instructions in order to get the most benefit from these treatments.
Your treatment plan is a partnership between patient and practitioner and your actions exert great influence on the healing process. The more you invest in your health and commit to a healthy lifestyle, the sooner your imbalances will be transformed and give rise to a state of harmony and balance in your life.
By nurturing the seeds of health and aligning yourself with a more balanced state of being, you are walking on the path towards total wellness!
Information about the clinic fee schedule and policies can be found here.