Community Room Acupuncture
New Patient (CR)
$25 - $60
Initial consultations are done in a private room,
but your acupuncture treatment (described under returning patient) is conducted in a community room. Besides paperwork time, plan for up
to an hour for your treatment.
$15 - $50
In community practice, patients are treated
in comfortable recliner chairs along with other people in a relaxing, open space. Patients
remained fully clothed, and acupuncture points below the elbows and knees, as well as on the
head and ears are used. Allow up to an hour or
more for your treatment time.
Welcome Letter: What to Expect at the Clinic
A Little Help Running the Clinic
Because we currently do not have a receptionist, we will need your help.
Before you come into the treatment room, please fill out the appointment form. On the form, indicate whether your payment is cash, check, or credit card. If using a credit card, fill out all the credit card information. We accept all major credit cards. Place your slip and payment in an unsealed envelope and place in the cash box.
Please use the computer at the desk to schedule your next appointment if you wish.
If you need to leave a message for us, please leave a note in the envelope and please date the note.
After completing the payment and scheduling, come into the treatment area, pick up blankets, cushions, sheets if you want them, find a chair and make yourself comfortable. Please take off your shoes and socks, roll your pants above your knees, push up your sleeves above your elbows, take off anything around your wrists. Please bring all personal belongings back to the treatment area and put everything under the chair.
We do offer treatments scholarships in exchange for volunteer assistance.
What We Need from You
Acupuncture is an excellent complement to Western medicine. Because Asian medicine has a different approach and priorities, many conditions are easily and well served by Acupuncture and Oriental medicine. We can also provide complementary care for conditions which require a physician’s attention—for instance we often treat patients for the side effects of chemotherapy or assist with preparation for surgery or recovery after surgery.
Because we do not have a lab or hospital access, we are not able to diagnose serious conditions and we do need you to take responsibility for your health. If you have, or think you may have, a potentially serious condition—a malignant growth, serious infection, unexplained weight loss or gain, severe abdominal pain, etc.— you need to see a primary care physician.
We can also provide some excellent referrals.
Preparation & Clinic Etiquette
Your CLINIC VISIT In community practice, patients are treated in comfortable recliner chairs along with other people in a relaxing, open space. Treatment protocols emphasize powerful acupuncture points below the elbows and knees, as well as on the head and ears, so you remain fully clothed during treatment. Loose fitting clothing is recommended so you can easily roll up shirt sleeves and pant legs. Expect to spent about 60 minutes at the clinic if you are a returning patient, and 75 if you are new.
We strive to create a peaceful, safe environment in our clinic so patients can fully relax into the healing process! At your first visit, a consultation will be performed in a private room to cover your health concerns and relevant history. During this time you will have an opportunity to ask questions or discuss concerns. Traditional diagnostic methods may be used to establish the root cause of your imbalance, including pulse reading and tongue inspection.
After the consultation, you proceed into the community room and take a seat in the recliner or table of your choice. Once seated, remove your socks and shoes and roll your pants and sleeves above your knees and elbows—you remain fully clothed during the treatment. After you are comfortably situated, your acupuncturist will begin the needling treatment. After needles are placed, they are retained for a period of time while you rest. Go ahead and close your eyes. When you open your eyes, your treatment is over. The typical rest period is 30 minutes to 1 hour, but please feel free to stay as long as you like. When you feel you are sufficiently “cooked,” simply make eye contact with the acupuncturist or give a slight cough, and you will be promptly “unpinned.”
On subsequent visits, a brief intake will be performed to gather necessary information. Talking is minimized in order to focus our attention on the acupuncture treatment itself. If you would like to speak to the acupuncturist at length, please schedule a separate consultation for that purpose.
The soothing atmosphere in our community room exists because patients create it together through their collective healing energy. To help maintain this peaceful sanctuary, we kindly request that you refrain from socializing while in the room and speak in whispers when communicating information to your acupuncturist.
359 N. Old US Highway 81
Hesston, KS 67062
316-587-5335 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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