All new patients
are required to have an intake appointment. This lasts for forty
five minutes to an hour. During this time you will have opportunity
to speak at length about your health concerns. Your practitioner
will do an extensive intake interview covering your medical
and social histories as well as a review of your body's systems.
After this a brief physical exam will take place, as well as
an akabane (heat) treatment.
The intake appointment does not include a needle treatment.
Many patients will choose to book their first needle treatment
directly after their intake appointment, in order to get started
with their healing process. In this case, plan on being at the
office for an hour and a half to an hour and forty five minutes.
After the intake appointment has been completed, subsequent
visits to the office will generally last forty five to fifty