What will the initial visit be like?
Patients always want to know what to expect. During your first visit, you will have the opportunity to tell me what you would like to address with acupuncture and/or Chinese herbs. Many times, just telling your story will help both of us understand you better. Also, a complete medical history will be taken as well as a physical exam. In preparation for the initial visit, please download, fill out, and bring with you the following forms:
The initial diagnostic session and treatment will require approximately two hours. Occasionally, there is time for a treatment during the first visit. More commonly, needles are used on the second visit.
What will follow-up visits be like?
Follow-up treatments last approximately 50 minutes. However, an hour is set aside for you. The session begins with you talking about yourself for the first 5 to 10 minutes. You may report how you felt after the last treatment, give an update of any particular pain or discomfort that you have been feeling, or talk about what is most important in your life at the moment. Treatment with needles follows the talking portion of the session. Treatment strategies are custom tailored for each person. Therefore, regardless of similarities in symptoms, no two individuals receive the same treatment. Five Element Acupuncture provides an in-depth, personal system of medicine, which recognizes a person’s unique body, mind and spirit.
What do I do on the day of treatment?
It is a good idea to avoid alcohol, excessive coffee, strenuous exercise, or heavy meals on the day of treatment. You should continue to take medication that has been prescribed by your physician. Plan your activities in order that after a treatment you can take time to let your body gain the maximum benefit. With this in mind, it is best to have some quiet time after a treatment, if possible.
How do I pay?
Chuck Graham Acupuncture accepts insurance for acupuncture patients. In order to best serve you, I can verify your insurance benefits before you arrive. Please click on the link below and complete the online form. I will contact you as soon as the benefits are established.
Private Pay patients are patients that do not bill insurance. For Private Pay patients, Chuck Graham Acupuncture accepts cash, check, or credit cards (Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover, JCB, Union Pay, including HSA & FSA account cards) in exchange for services. Payment is due at the time of treatment.
What are the fees?
Initial Intake Visit: $200.00
Follow Up Visits: $100.00 - $300.00 depending on services
What is the cancellation policy?
The cancellation policy requires that patients pay in full for appointments that are cancelled within less than 24 hours, with the exception of inclement weather, sudden illness, or emergency.