Acupuncture involves the insertion of sterile needles into particular points on the body. There are some risks to treatment, including bruising of the skin and/or slight bleeding, weakness, fainting and aggravation of symptoms existing prior to acupuncture treatment. There is little to no risk of infection..
We use only one-time use, sterile disposable needles. We do not reuse needles, even at different areas of the body for the same person. We do not provide primary care, nor Western (allopathic) medical care. Please see your medical doctor for those services and for routine check-ups. If you are pregnant, have a bleeding disorder, pacemaker, high blood pressure, local infection or have been prescribed anticoagulant medications like Coumadin, by signing below you state that you have informed your acupuncturist of such conditions. With this knowledge, I voluntarily consent to the above procedures.
Payment is due at the time of your visit. We accept cash, credit, and debit. In consideration of people who may be on a waiting list for appointment, we ask that you give us at least 24 hours notice in advance of an appointment that will not be kept.
All appointment that are cancelled with less than 24 hours notice, or are missed altogether without notifying our office, will be charged the full appointment fee. We do recognize that emergencies happen, and would be happy to consider these on an individual basis, of course.
Late policy: We will do our best to accommodate you if you arrive late for your appointment. However, if you arrive more than ten minutes late and we are unable to accommodate you, we will consider it a missed appointment and enforce this policy. Thank you for understanding. With this knowledge, I voluntarily consent to the above procedures.