Your First Session

Your First Visit

After you schedule your visit, please fill out the intake form and email it back to me or bring it with you. The information you provide will be helpful in treating your condition. You can also use the link for the intake form when you schedule your first appointment.

Please plan on arriving a few minutes early. Click here for directions and parking.


As the medical community increasingly recognizes the benefits of acupuncture, more insurance providers and HMO's are covering all or part of the cost of treatments.  Health insurance policies vary, and should be reviewed to determine what benefits are provided. If you have insurance that covers Acupuncture the office will bill for you.

Click here to check benefits.

Preparing For Your Session

When you come in for your first visit please be sure to have eaten before you arrive.  Also wear comfortable clothing.  The first visit will entail a detailed discussion about your health concerns and your past health history.  The first appointment will be approximately 1 1/2 hours.  The follow-up treatments range from 45 minutes to 1 hour. Since every person is unique in their own condition, the numbers of treatments will vary.


In addition to acupuncture, your visit may include other treatment modalities such as cupping, moxibustion (burning herbs to heat acupoints), auricular therapy (ear acupuncture), herbal consultations and nutritional counseling.

Please visit our Resources section for Frequently Asked Questions or Other Resources related to acupuncture, or call us anytime at (415) 402-5002.