During your first visit with an acupuncturist, you're going to be evaluated in very similar fashion as to how you're evaluated when you see a regular doctor. I'll start out by asking you questions about your health, about the particular symptom that you came to see me for, assess your overall medical profile, what medications you're taking, what other medical history is relevant to your case, whether you're allergic to medications and what your family history is.
One of the key features of chinese medical diagnosis is to look at someone's tongue and pulse. This gives an acupuncturist an idea of where your body may be out of balance and help determine how I will ultimately choose to treat you.
Duration and Fees
- includes thorough health examination & interview, approximately 90 minutes
- 45 - 60 minutes
If possible, please print the below forms & bring them completed to your first
visit. Otherwise, please come 10-15 minutes early to fill them out at the
Health Form (pdf) / Consent Form (pdf)
Many health insurance plans may also cover the cost of your acupuncture treatment. Nan is currently credentialed with the following insurance plans - but please confirm your coverage with your provider:
Premera Blue Cross
LifeWise Health Plan of Washington
Pacificare Health Systems
Medical Resource, LLC
* Also accepting out of network Group Health and Regence plans
Acupuncture for All
Cash discount for First Visit - $90
Subsequent Visits - $75
Nan believes that everyone should be able to benefit from acupuncture and herbal medicine. If you would like to discuss fees, please contact Nan.
Other Important Points to Note
If you are unable to make your appointment, please provide at least 24 hours notice or a cancellation charge will be made.
It is important that you advise Nan of any medical conditions (e.g. epilepsy, allergic reactions, diabetes, high blood pressure etc) that you have, and give her details of any medication or other treatments you are receiving. Feel free to ask Nan about what her treatment plan entails, until you are happy with her explanation and comfortable with consenting to the treatment before she proceeds. It's fine to ask questions!
Please ensure that you have recently eaten when you arrive for your treatment, and refrain from strenuos activities and drinking alcohol immediately after your treatment.