New Patients

Welcome. Congratulations on your choice to take a step toward better health.

Forms

Please come for your first visit with these forms completed.

Health History Form

 

 

Consent Form

 

 

Wear loose fitting comfortable clothing.

Please avoid wearing fragrances for the comfort of anyone with allergies who might be coming after you.

What to Expect

whattoexpect_256x200I will remain in the room for the duration of your treatment time. If you need any adjustments for your comfort, I will be there to make them. This is not customary in most acupuncture practices. My choice to see one patient at a time with my full attention reflects what I feel is the best quality of care I can give.

You will receive a full assessment and acupuncture treatment on your first visit. During each session, I will explore structural, functional, and constitutional components of your health concern to address symptoms as well as their root cause.

We will begin with a detailed dialogue about you, your health, and your goals for treatment.

Once your needles are in, you will rest with them for 25-45 minutes.

Treatments often include not only acupuncture but other supportive therapies as well. You may be offered additional massage, manual therapies, heat therapies, or topical liniments as a part of your treatment. As I learn how your body responds to treatment, I will adjust accordingly.

Generally, patients remain clothed for their treatment. However, sometimes it preferable to be partially clothed while respectfully draped to allow access to an injured area of the body. I will take all precaution to assure your comfort.

Patients regularly report enjoying their treatments and often leave feeling relaxed and invigorated.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Since acupuncture is a therapy, I will often recommend a course of treatment. There is a wide range of how long it takes to improve or resolve different conditions. Some people experience instant relief or change. Many experience a difference the morning after treatment. Patients with long-term chronic conditions sometimes require a much longer course of treatment, often with slow steady progress. People with the same condition may respond to treatment at different rates.

In all cases, it is easier to estimate how long your treatment will take after I see how your body responds to the first treatment.

Susan Wilmoth Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Portland

 

 

 

, LAc, MAcOM
Susan Wilmoth Acupuncture
(formally Seeds of Health, PC)

5525 E. Burnside
Portland, OR 97215

503-333-3722
susan@susanwilmoth.com

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