The start of your visit is very similar to when you see a western doctor - we’ll discuss your health, the particular symptom that you came to see me for, and your overall physical, mental, and emotional health. Then, under the guidance of a holistic concept, we’ll consider all aspects in order to properly treat your problem.
Chinese medical diagnosis examines the tongue, pulse, and often palpation is used. This gives me additional information about your body imbalances, to better determine how I will choose to treat you.
Duration and Fees
- includes thorough health exam & interview, approx. 75 minutes
- 60 minutes
Appointment reminders are emailed one week before and also one day before your scheduled appointment (via Patient Fusion online portal). You will be directed to create an online login where you can input your health information as well as sign consent for treatment.
If you choose not to do the online intake, then please print the below form & bring it completed to your first visit. Please come 10-15 minutes early for your initial visit.
Intake & Consent Form (pdf)
Most WA health insurance plans will cover the cost of your acupuncture treatment. I am currently credentialed with the following insurance plans - but please confirm your coverage with your provider:
Premera Blue Cross
LifeWise Health Plan of Washington
Group Health PPO via First Choice Network
Pacificare Health Systems
Medical Resource, LLC
* For Group Health PPO plans, check First Choice Network provider list
Acupuncture for All
Cash payment for First Visit - $95
Subsequent Visits - $80
If you would like to discuss fees, please contact me, as I believe that everyone should be able to benefit from acupuncture and herbal medicine.
Other Important Points to Note
Please provide at least 24 hours notice if you are unable to keep your appointment, to avoid a fee of $70. There are many patients who may be able to take your spot if given enough notice!
It is important that you advise me of any medical conditions that you have, and provide details of any medication or other medical care you are receiving. Feel free to ask about what the treatment plan entails, until you are happy with the explanation and comfortable with consenting before we proceed. It's fine to ask questions!
Please ensure that you have recently eaten before your visit, and refrain from strenuous activities or drinking alcohol immediately afterwards.