What to Expect as a New Patient

making your acupuncture appointment

Making Your Acupuncture Appointment - Acupuncture Santa Rosa

before your first appointment (when you arrive)

Welcome to Flourish - Acupuncture Santa Rosa
  • Make sure you have completed your online paperwork in our patient portal Jane. You will receive a link after you schedule your first appointment.

  • Bring any relevant labwork to your appointment if you have not included it in your paperwork.

  • Be sure to let us know if you have any Covid symptoms or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive.

  • Be sure to fill out the Covid Screening that will be in your Jane Profile and emailed to you the day of your appointment.

  • Please wear an N95 or at least Medical Grade mask to your appointment. You will be required to wear it the entire length of the appointment.

  • Wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing. This allows us to easily adjust your clothes – so that we can access your arms, legs, and belly (and any other areas we might need access to).

  • Eat a small snack before the appointment so your blood sugar doesn’t drop too low during the treatment.

  • You will have an opportunity to use a bathroom before your treatment in our office.

the intake appointment

  • The initial intake can happen in-person (for vaccinated individuals only) or virtually on zoom.

  • Your practitioner will ask you a series of questions about your health history, current state and health goals.

  • We will always strive to listen, understand your concerns and work with you to meet your health goals.

  • When we see you in person, we will also assess your pulse and look at your tongue as part of our diagnosis.

  • We may do a more physical examination for physical pain, such as range of motion and palpation.

Patient Intake Appointment Flourish Integrative Health

the treatment

First Treatment - Flourish Integrative Health
  • Your practitioner will gently insert 4-15 needles.

  • You will rest comfortably with the needles in for about 15-30 minutes. Patients often fall asleep during this time!

  • The appointment may also include cupping, gua sha, etc.

  • Your practitioner will make any recommendations or provide you with supplements / herbs.

the wellness plan

  • Your practitioner will come up with a suggested wellness plan for you. This may include:

    • Frequency of acupuncture visits
    • Nutritional advice
    • Herbal / supplement prescriptions
    • Lifestyle recommendations

  • You will have the opportunity to ask questions, make refinements, and participate.

  • You will work with your practitioner to create a trajectory that meets your needs and takes into account everything you are trying to accomplish.

Your Wellness Plan - Flourish Integrative Health