893 N. IH-35, Round Rock, TX. Proudly serving Round Rock, Pflugerville, Georgetown, Hutto, Austin and surrounding areas.
- How do I make an appointment?
- Call (512) 341-9900 and tell the receptionist that you are a new patient. Plan to be here for an hour and a half.
- What paperwork do I fill out and how do I get it?
- Once you make an appointment, download the appropriate new patient forms from the New Patients page. Please fill out the paperwork before you come to your appointment. If you are coming for NAET treatments, then download the “NAET New Patient Forms”. If you are coming for Fertility treatments, then download the “Fertility New Patient Forms”. All other patients should download the “New Patient Forms”. If you are not able to download the forms, then please arrive 30 minutes before your appointment time so that you can fill out the paperwork.
- How do I come prepared for my first visit?
- Wear or bring loose comfortable clothing that can be easily raised above the elbows and knees. Shorts are appropriate. If you have back or hip problems, then you may be asked to change into a gown. Do not come over-full, over-hungry, or intoxicated. Go to the bathroom right before your treatment time or plan to go before the needles are placed.
- Why does the practitioner feel my pulse and look at my tongue?
- The practitioner gains valuable information about the disease from the pulse such as is it chronic or acute, an excess or deficiency, and which organ system it is affecting. The tongue reflects the state of the digestive system and can tell the practitioner whether there is heat in the body, if there is excess or deficiency, whether body fluids are compromised and which organ systems are affected.
- What are the needles like? Will they hurt?
- The needles are single-use (disposable), non-hollow, and come in different lengths and widths, but are generally as thin as a human hair. Insertion of the needle usually does not hurt, but you may feel a heaviness, pulling or electrical feeling. How the needle feels will depend on individual factors, whether the problem is acute or chronic, the disease, and the acupuncture point used. Care is taken by the practitioner to ensure that pain is minimal while the needles are inserted and that the pain is gone once the needles are in.
- What do I do while the needles are in?
- Most patients lie quietly, meditate, or take a nap. Do not do large movements of the body, especially bending at the joints or using stomach muscles if needles are placed on those areas. You do not need to keep your body stiff or completely still. Just relax. DO NOT get up from the table while needles are in. Call a practitioner so that they may remove the needles before you get up.
- How many treatments will I need?
- The number of treatments needed varies from person to person and depends on the disease, how long you have had the disease, the individual response to the acupuncture and herbs. Typically relief from symptoms can be seen within a month with weekly treatments. Chronic diseases typicaly take longer to resolve than acute conditions.