Frequently Asked Questions


What can I expect? 


Dynamic balance: Chinese medicine creates balance on the inside of your body, which in turn radiates outward into your life. 

Many patients experience a sense of deep relaxation, immediate pain relief, and a quality of centered well-being immediately after a treatment. In the following days, the body continues to heal. You may notice increased energy, better digestion, improved mood, mental clarity and more range of motion. When a condition is chronic, it takes the body longer to come back into balance, but over time, it does indeed find its way back to health. 


How do I prepare for my visit?

Make sure and eat something beforehand. It’s best not to receive acupuncture on a totally empty stomach. Wear comfortable clothes. Come as you are. You are an amazing person. You’ve made a choice to invest in your health. That is something to be proud of!


What happens on my first visit?

After completing paperwork,  we will have a thorough conversation about your health, your goals for treatment, and any concerns you have. We’ll develop a treatment plan together. After that, you’ll receive a full treatment. This may include acupuncture, herbal consultation and accessory techniques. 


How long does a treatment take? 

First treatments usually take about 75 minutes. Follow-up treatments are between 45 and 60 minutes long. Facial Rejeuvenation Treatments are longer. First visits are 90 to 105 minutes long. Follow-up treatments are 75 minutes. 


When will I see improvement?

A typical course of treatment is usually about 10 treatments, but varies depending on how long you’ve had the condition, and how much we collaborate on the healing process. Results vary by individual and specific condition. 


Does it hurt? 

Acupuncture needles are as thin as a hair, and most patients report feeling a dull, heavy sensation once the needles are inserted. Julie is known for her gentle technique, and many patients remark, “I didn’t feel a thing!”


Do you accept insurance? 

We do not bill insurance directly, but we can provide you with a detailed receipt called a SuperBill, to submit to your insurance company. Payment is due in full at the time of service. We accept cash, checks, and credit cards.