What Will My First Treatment Be Like?

If this is your first appointment, please fill out and bring the “First Time Patient Paperwork”:

Health History Intake

Informed Consent

5 Element Quesionnaire

Your initial treatment will take about 90 minutes, with extra time spent discussing your goals and expectations, health history, and any questions you may have. I will go over the medical history intake that you will bring filled out with your signed informed consent.

If you are interested, I will explain how your current imbalances would be viewed thru the CCM lens and connect the dots, so to speak.  If we agree herbal support would assist you, I will tell you about the extra cost of them and when they will be available as I order as needed.  You will receive a dietary guideline for your specific constitution.

The treatment itself will last about 30-40 minutes.

I recommend wearing loose, comfortable clothing.

It is suggested to eat a small meal at least an hour before your session.

Please respect your appointment time and be prompt.

Fees for Services and Cancellation Policies

FEES for SERVICES                      Payment is due at time of service.

PLEASE contact me if you are in financial hardship and we can see what may be arranged.  I do always try to help:)

ACUPUNCTURE SESSIONS:

Initial Medical Consult and Acupuncture session:

Includes a comprehensive medical health history intake,  5 Element Questionnaire, acupuncture treatment, herbal consultation, dietary and lifestyle suggestions, custom essential oil blend, sound therapy and any other tools recommended for support.

75 minutes  – $120     (Herbs and essential oils are an extra cost)

Follow-up Acupuncture sessions:

 Includes a check-in, herbal and dietary consultation, sound and scent therapy and whatever else is advised.

55-70 minutes –  For each time frame a sliding scale: $80-100 and $100-120      (Herbs and essential oil blends are an extra cost)

House Calls: 

45 minutes – $80   (Herbs $15-60 depends on what is going on.)  Travel fee varies… ($10-40)

Online or Phone Consultations: Any Questions about anything…  $1 a minute ($20 minimum)

Initial Essential Oil and Holistic Consultation:

30 minutes – $40        (Herbs and Essential Oils are an extra cost)

Follow-Up Online Holistic Consultation:

Includes check-in and offers more time to delve into other ways of support.

$1 a minute ($20 minimum)       (Herbs and Essential Oils are an extra cost)

Custom Essential Oil Blends, includes USPS shipping

5ml bottle – 4oz sprays        $20-$40 varies.    Please contact me before ordering for details.

 


CANCELLATION POLICY

Because my practice is by appointment only, your appointment is time reserved exclusively for you.  If you need to reschedule or cancel an appointment, I require a minimum of 24 hours notice.

Please call (505) 699-4188 to inform me.

More than 24 hours notice: session will be cancelled at no charge.

Less than 24 hours notice: 50% of session will be charged.

Failure to show without notice: 100% of session price will be charged.  A credit card will be required to secure future appointments.

Thank you for respecting my time as I respect yours.

Payment is available by cash, local check, or through PayPal before the online consultation.

Please let me know before our acupuncture session if you plan to use PayPal.


Currently, I am unable to process insurance, however, upon request I can provide a super bill showing the amount you have paid in full, that you can  submit to your insurance provider for a partial reimbursement.  Please communicate with your insurance company for more information.

What are the Benefits of Acupuncture?

Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine are profound ways to assist your body find balance.  It has a 4,000 year history rich of documentation of varying protocols to deal with any imbalance, disease, virus, bacteria or emotional instability.    Classical Chinese medicine is an holistic approach to nourish one’s capacity to self-heal and release that which no longer serves.  It is an amazing complement to western medicine as can address side effects of medications and various procedures.   During each initial intake we will always discuss if it is advised to work with a MD, Therapist, Psychiatrist,Naturopathic Doctor, Nutritionist etc…  I am a firm believer in team work from many modalities to assist you in your journey!!!

Is Acupuncture Safe?

Acupuncture does have some RARE exceptions, which are listed on the Informed Consent.  In general, I find clients to be so relaxed after a treatment I encourage taking some time to ground oneself afterwards before driving off.  Clients are always invited to sit by the river which is next to my office and listen to the water.

How Many Sessions Do I Need?

Balancing ourselves is a journey, and acupuncture is a process. It is extremely rare for a single treatment to solve chronic symptoms. It is often advised that for every year one experienced an imbalance, a solid and consistent month of “treatment” (acupuncture, herbs, lifestyle changes, diet, etc…) will be needed to shift the imbalance. It is often recommended to commit to 4-6 sessions, and to be a willing participant in Your Wellness. We can work together to dig to the roots of the issue, rather than just pruning the branches.

Are You Covered by Insurance?

I recently decided that my time was of more value than what insurance wishes to pay.   My most recent blog shares my intentions.  Please reach out if you do have financial struggles and I will always try to work with you or make other suggestions.