clients should arrive 20 minutes in advance to their first appointment
in order to complete paperwork; or to save time you may download our
intake forms from the MAKE AN APPOINMENT link.
for sliding scale requires documentation in the form of an income
tax form or SSI/SSDI determination letter.
- This consult is a one-on-one discussion, with no treatment.
- A practitioner will listen to your health concerns and ask you a series of questions in order to make an evaluation and recommendation for treatment.
- Suggestions may include any combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine, and shiatsu, depending on the type, severity, and age of your condition.
Before/During your treatment:
is ideal that you not receive treatment on a totally empty or full
wear or bring loose comfortable clothes.
complementary medicine has a cumulative effect. It may take several treatments for you to notice any change.
Be patient with the process- chances are your symptoms didn’t
occur overnight, so they won’t resolve overnight, either!
respect other clients’ rights to receive a peaceful treatment and
keep all conversation in the treatment room to a minimum.
- The initial treatment is largely focused in consultation with the
acupuncturist to provide you with a comprehensive assessment and treatment
- A treatment consists of first talking with the acupuncturist about your
symptoms and health concerns. S/he will take your pulse as part of
the diagnosis and either look at your tongue or palpate your abdomen. Lastly, hair thin sterile and disposable
pins will be inserted in different locations based on your Asian Medicine
insertion, you may feel a slight pinch, tingling or an electrical
sensation. Once the pins are
in place, most clients feel very relaxed or even fall asleep.
acupuncturist will develop a treatment plan with you. Usually clients receive treatment 1-2
times per week.
may set up appointments with a preferred acupuncturist. On occasion a substitute acupuncturist
may be called in. Please know
that all of our clinicians work together as a team and regularly review
better serve you, Pathways acupuncturists work with trained
assistants who will be a part of your wellness team.
Chinese Herbal Treatment:
Chinese herbal consultation takes approximately 30 minutes. Following the consultation, the herbalist
will hand prepare your powdered herbal prescription. This takes approximately 10-15 minutes.
treatment consists of first talking with the herbalist about your
symptoms. S/he will take your pulse and look at your tongue as part
of the diagnosis process.
clients require weekly evaluation of their herbal treatment. If
reschedule your appointments on the same day and time each week.
should be mixed with water and taken as a tea (usually twice a day.)
herbal formulas have distinctive tastes and odors. Do not mix with sugar of other substances
unless discussed with herbalist first- this could change the energetic
properties of the herbs.
have few if any side effects. Please
notify your herbalist of any changes in your medication or health
status, or if you become pregnant.
If you experience anything out of the ordinary, please call
is a style of traditional Japanese bodywork based on the same energetic
system as acupuncture to treat discomfort and illness.
can be used to treat stress, muscle aches and pains, headache, digestive
problems and many other conditions as an adjunct therapy.
shiatsu treatment usually takes 50 minutes.
Each treatment is complete in itself, but a series of consecutive
treatments works cumulatively to make profound changes. Half hour
sessions are also available.
your treatment, the shiatsu practitioner will interview you to learn
your goals for the session, and to gain an understanding of your current
condition. It is important
to let her know if you have any ulceration or skin conditions.
practitioner will also do an assessment by palpating your back or
your abdomen, and /or taking your pulse.
your treatment, please let the practitioner know if the pressure is
too hard or too soft! The
treatment can be catered to your level of comfort.