New Patient Information Click here to download Health History Form Your first appointment will begin with a Holistic Health Assessment, followed by your first acupuncture treatment.You'll need to fill out the Health History form before you arrive for your first appointment. Download the Health History form, fill it out on your computer and email it as an attachment back to the clinic at email@example.com. Please read the following before coming to your first appointment. Responsibility Our Community Acupuncture Clinics do not provide primary care medicine. Acupuncture is a wonderful complement to Western medicine, but it is not always a substitute for it. If you think you have a problem that is not “garden variety” (meaning, you are worried that you might have a serious infection, a malignant growth, or an injury that won’t heal), you need to see your family doctor. There are many conditions that require a physician’s attention for which we can provide effective complementary care– for instance, we often treat patients for the side effects of chemotherapy. But we need you to take responsibility for your own health, and see your doctor if you have any serious concerns.
We do not receive grants, provincial or federal money, or insurance reimbursement. Limestone Community Acupuncture Clinic exists because patients pay for their treatments – it is a sustainable community business model.
Community-Mindedness The soothing atmosphere in our clinic exists because all of our patients create it by relaxing together. We appreciate everyone’s presence! This kind of collective stillness is a rare and precious thing in our rushed and busy society. Maintaining this reservoir of calm requires that no one talk very much in the clinic space. We have time set aside for a consultation in a private room at the beginning of each treatment. We use this time to touch base, to discuss the progress you’ve made, and to answer any questions you may have. Once we move into the clinic space, we encourage talking in lowered voices and as little as possible, to allow for a peaceful and quiet environment for everyone.
Our Commitment To You Acupuncture is a PROCESS. It is very rare for any acupuncturist to be able to resolve a problem with one treatment. In China, a typical treatment protocol for a chronic condition could be acupuncture every other day for three months! Most of our patients don’t need that much acupuncture, but virtually every patient requires a course of treatment, rather than a single treatment, in order to get what they want from acupuncture.
One big reason that we are able to keep our prices so low is because of the extraordinary amount of marketing our patients do on our behalf . We cannot express how grateful we are for this. Our patients are such effective marketers because they have first-hand experience of how well acupuncture works. All of our satisfied patients basically made a commitment to a course of treatment.
On your first visit, your acupuncturist will suggest a course of treatment, which can be anything from “we’d like to see you once a week for six weeks” to “we’d really like to see you every day for the next four days.” This suggestion is based on our experience with treating different kinds of conditions. If you don’t come in often enough or long enough, acupuncture may not work for you. The purpose of our sliding scale is to help you make that commitment. If you have questions about how long it will take to see results, please ask us, or if you think you need to adjust your treatment plan, please let us know. We are committed to giving you the best and most appropriate care we can give, and we need you to commit to the process of treatment in order to get good results.
Please enjoy the space. We do, and we hope that this Community Acupuncture Clinic can be an important part of your healing and your community.