What to expect
During this pandemic, we are accepting new patients. However, as a way to keep everyone safe & healthy, initial consults and intakes are now being done virtually. After your virtual intake, we ask that patients fill out the new patient intake forms before arriving for their first in-person treatment. All intake forms will be emailed after the virtual intake ends.
Upon arrival, Dr. Alemi will greet you and take you back to a treatment room. At this time, we ask that all patients where a mask upon entry into the clinic and throughout treatment, unless otherwise dictated by Dr. Alemi. We also asks that all patients wash and/or sanitize their hands after arrival.
Once in the treatment room, there will be a couple of minutes for discussion with the practitioner concerning your symptoms and reason for visit that day. For those first coming in for treatment, please know that acupuncture treatments run around 45 minutes. For the tui na massage, appointments are currently limited to 35 minutes.
You are encouraged to dress comfortably, in a way that the practitioner has access to your upper and lower extremities (i.e. two-piece apparel that can be rolled up). Please make sure to not skip any meals the day of treatment, avoid excessive caffeine consumption and all alcohol consumption the day of and increase your water.
Each session includes an individualized treatment, which will take place in a private, quiet room with heated tables and soothing music to help enhance the experience. Sheets, table paper and pillow coverings are switched between each patient. A thorough wipe down of the rooms is also done before and after each patient.
Some patients may feel a little tired after treatment while other patients feel a surge of energy. This is why it is recommended not to skip meals the day of.
While the clinic accepts insurance, not all insurance plans cover acupuncture. Please call your insurance plan ahead of time to see if they have acupuncture benefits; if so, ask what those benefits are and if there are any restrictions. Please also check to see if you have an HSA or FSA card, as acupuncture may be a covered health expenditure with these accounts.