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Your First Visit

Before you arrive for your first acupuncture appointment I will ask you to complete a comprehensive intake form. The acupuncture intake form asks questions about your current state of health, past illnesses, and family history. These questions are important because the holistic approach of Chinese medicine takes everything into account. Your current symptoms may not seem related to past health issues, but our bodies are complex landscapes and everything that happens to them leaves its mark.

After reviewing your intake form, we will discuss your condition, and I will examine your pulse and tongue, which are two of the basic diagnostic methods of Chinese medicine. The acupuncture points I choose will depend on your condition, but you can expect approximately 20 needles. Once the needles are inserted, I will leave you to lie comfortably for 20-30 minutes with the needles in place. Many people find acupuncture treatment deeply relaxing, and it is not uncommon for patients to fall asleep during this time.

When possible and indicated, I incorporate a few minutes of bodywork into treatment.  This could be a massage modality, cupping or gua sha.

We will also take time to talk about your treatment plan and any additional lifestyle recommendations that are applicable toward your treatment goals.

Your First Visit - Amber Hincks Acupuncture in Beaverton, OR

Amber Hincks offers Acupuncture in Beaverton, OR


Dr. Amber Hincks LAc FABORM
Beaverton, OR