New Acupuncture Patient Process
Once you have scheduled your initial appointment, please download and fill out the new patient forms. The forms can be submitted in the following ways:
- E-mail new patient forms to Karen Reynolds at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please place in the subject line for the e-mail: NEW PATIENT COMPLETED FORMS FOR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT ON __/__/___ date.
- Print out forms and bring the hard copies with you for your first session.
- Fill out forms at the office on the day of your first session*Please note: you will need arrive 20 minutes early to have time to complete the forms prior to the session. This saves you from a reduction in session time.*
Initial Intake Process
During the first session you will meet with Karen Reynolds for an Initial Intake. The intake involves what is called a systems review of topics such as your primary complaints, health problems, pain, injuries, surgeries, medications etc. There is a thorough interview about the usual patterns of your body such as: Appetite, Digestion, Sleep, Energy, Frequency of colds/flus, Exercise, Subjective Body Temperature etc. An acupuncture session follows the Initial Intake. See below for more details.
Following the Initial Intake or the abbreviated intake if it is a return visit, there is an acupuncture session in which you relax on a treatment table. I choose acu-points specifically for you.
A topical warming process called Moxabustion may be used. Moxabustion makes use of the Chinese herb Artemisiae Argyi also known as Mugwort. The Mugwort rests on the skin over the acu-point and is warmed by hot rocks for In-Office treatments and by traditional direct moxibustion method during Mobile treatments.Treatments are highly relaxing and most patients fall asleep while on the treatment table.
What patients say after getting an acupuncture treatment with me:
“After treatments with Karen, I am relaxed and
able to move my body without pain or restrictions.”
“I always leave with a better attitude than when I arrive.”