The Acupuncture Initial consultation is an in-depth interview covering your current conditions and past medical and personal history, events and experiences that have contributed to your current reason for seeking acupuncture treatment. First visit also includes a physical exam and an acupuncture treatment.
The goal of acupuncture and Chinese medicine is to build up your core energy and make sure that the energy is flowing well and the symptoms of body, mind, and spirit are in balance. I recommend consecutive weekly treatments for the first 7-9 weeks to establish a pattern for your body to respond to and to get a jump start on your healing.
Each session will begin with a time for you to communicate your current experiences, symptoms and progress. An acupuncture treatment will follow the brief check in
At different times during the course of your treatments you may be prescribed a particular herbal formula for your general symptoms or complaints. This formula is not designed to be taken for long periods of time and are generally prescribed for acute conditions that may last from two weeks to a few months. All herbs are checked for drug-herb interactions. Should at any time you have an adverse reaction to the herbal formula, immediately contact me and discontinue use. We will always discuss in-depth the nature of the formulas and their purpose in your health plan.
Chinese Medicine has always used acupuncture as the last healing modality in treating a person. This system of medicine is designed to put the patient in the know how of how to live a healthy lifestyle. The nature of the virtual appointments consist of the traditional healing methods of assiting with lifestyle counseling and support, stress management techniques, meditations, Qi Gong practices, Food as Medicine, Herbal counseling, Acupressure techniques and specific direction concerning “living with the seasons.
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine seeks to address the root cause of disease and un-wellness. Although rapid relief is always addressed, it is often necessary to look beyond treating only the symptoms and treat the underlying constitutional imbalance.
I require a $205 upfront advanced payment for all initial appointments. Payment in full at the time of the visit including all co-payments for insurance. I accept most insurance however you will need to check your insurance for acupuncture benefits. I am in network for a few insurance companies and others will pay out of network. I will also provide you a bill you may submit for reimbursement.
No refunds given on services already rendered. No refunds on lab work will be made.
Please respect my 24 hour cancelation policy so that I may make room to schedule those on a waiting list. Any cancellation made less than 24 hours will result in full payment of a session.
In order for me to give you my best treatment without rushing through the natural changes that occur in a session while you’re on the table receiving acupuncture, I require that you reschedule your appointment if you will be more than 15 minutes late to your appointment. A late arrival will result in rescheduling and paying a misused appointment fee of $50.
Emily Navas LAc, Acupuncture & Functional Medicine