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GET STARTED with Active Points Wellness
Our Process Is Simple, with Clear Guidance.
Free Initial Phone Consultation
During your free initial phone consultation you’ll discuss your case directly with your acupuncture clinician. We will cover your medical history, any medications you’re taking, and most importantly YOUR GOALS. We want to be certain that our program is going to meet your needs and that there is a HIGH probability of success for you – BEFORE we move forward to the next step.
Detailed Assessment & Treatment Plan
Once your free consultation is complete, and we agree to move forward, your next step is the Intake appointment. At this appointment, your clinician will do a detailed assessment of your symptom pattern, medical history, and other factors to determine the root cause of your issue and devise a specific plan of attack. Your first acupuncture session will be performed at this time, and a you will be given a treatment plan with exact, easy-to-follow instructions. Your treatment plan will include corrective exercise prescription, dietary, and lifestyle adjustments as well as key supplements and herbal medicines to address the root of YOUR issue.
Active Treatment & Symptom Resolution
You’ll return for weekly visits to ensure close support as you begin to feel the positive shifts of the therapy. We want to make sure your treatment plan is yielding the expected results:
Improved mobility & function
Healthy metabolism and (if needed) weight loss
You’ll also receive acupuncture at each visit to ensure that your neuroendocrine system (the delicate connection between your nervous and hormonal systems) is rebalancing in a way that results in optimal health and well-being.
Transitional Care As Things Stabilize
Once we see stable improvements, we will begin to reduce the frequency of visits. This usually occurs after about 8-12 visits. Initially you’ll come every other week, then once a month for a couple of visits, then you will no longer need regular treatments. We’ll be here in case you ever want to come in for a tune-up or to address other health concerns.
Of course, MANY of our patients do wish to continue with “ongoing maintenance” and we are happy to work that out with you, should that be your wish.
Taking Care Of Your Friends and Loved Ones
We pride ourselves on the fact that 80% of our new patients are referred to us by other patients or people in the community who have witnessed their friends and loved ones receive life-changing benefits from our work. So, we very much look forward to helping YOUR friends, family, and loved ones on THEIR journey to a more joyful, energetic, purposeful life.
F. A. Q.
Common Questions & Answers About Our Orthopedic Acupuncture Treatment Programs for All Kinds of Conditions
Q: Does it hurt?
A: You will not experience pain with acupuncture. You may experience warmth, heaviness, tingling, or other sensations in and around the needle site. The needles cause no pain, because they are extremely thin, and razor sharp.
Q: Will I have to keep coming forever?
A: Unlike many other clinics, we won’t try to get you coming weekly for months on end. Our goal is to get results efficiently and quickly so you don’t need continual follow-up. Most likely you’ll have weekly sessions for about 6-12 weeks or so. Then, we’ll need to start making room for all the friends and loved ones you’re going to send to us! The vast majority of patients don’t need long-term maintenance. Once their condition is resolved, it stays that way..
Q: Do you accept Insurance?
A: We are currently In-Network with Premera, Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna and a few other insurance carriers. We are considered Out-of-Network with other Insurance companies. Upon request, we provide a Superbill which patients may submit to their insurance company for reimbursement.
Q: Will I have to spend a lot of time coming in for treatments??
A: You will most likely come for treatment once weekly for 4-6 weeks. For more serious conditions – like significant acute injury or chronic pain – we will likely recommend twice weekly to start. Most of our patients are able to get great results with once-weekly visits. We can discuss this in more detail at your free consultation.
Q: Can natural medicine REALLY help my problem?
A: Absolutely. Your body is capable of healing ANY problem, especially when it has the nutritional support and specialized natural therapies we offer to help it get back on track. We’ve seen this firsthand in clinic over and over.
Q: Will I have to do some restrictive detox or elimination diet?
A: Absolutely NOT. Our program is all about setting you up to succeed. We find the 2 or 3 “key leverage points” in your diet and work on those. No impossible to follow meal plans or detoxes here.
Q: How long does it take to see results?
A: People often feel a positive shift after the very first treatment. Acupuncture is a very powerful way to stimulate endorphin release, which is the most powerful relaxing substance the body makes.
Q: What are my chances of success?
A: Results vary, of course. That being said, over 75% of our patients report improvement in symptoms after just a few sessions and many are able to reduce their medication use (under supervision by the prescribing physician) as their bodies begin to function at a higher level. However, your situation is unique and once we meet with you we will be able to give you our best estimate of time and prognosis of outcome.
Q: How many needles will I get?
A: The number of needles depends on what we’re working on. But, generally speaking, we use about 10 – 12 needles per treatment.
Q: Where do you place the needles?
A: The needles are placed into strategic points on your body, called “acupoints” or “trigger points” to stimulate circulation, calm the nervous system, and have effects on various organs and tissues. Most of the points are on the forearms, lower legs, lower back or tummy.
Q: Is there any bleeding or risk of infection?
A: There is no bleeding. Unlike hypodermic needles (used for injections and to draw blood), acupuncture needles don’t cut you. And, they are sterile and disposable so there’s no risk of infection.
Q: What about diet and nutrition?
A: We are definitely able to help you with that. In fact, Chinese Medicine (the medical system of which Acupuncture is a part) is a very advanced system of food therapy. You’ll have the opportunity to try supplements as well.
Your initial phone consult is free. Call us to discuss your personal needs.
Call 360-788-5866 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.