New Patient Forms
In order to save you some valuable time, please send us the required documents before your visit to the Wellness Gate Acupuncture clinic.
If you are unable to fill out your forms before your appointment, we will have you fill out the forms in our office 15 minutes prior to your appointment time.
Health History Form
First Time/New Patient
Acupuncture consist of inserting thin needles into specific points of the body. Acupuncture needles are typically not much thicker than a hair. The needles usually do not hurt. It is nothing like receiving an ordinary injection. Most people find acupuncture to be relaxing by restoring the harmonious balance of the body.
When performed by a licensed professional, acupuncture is extremely safe.
During your first consultation, you will review your health history and chief complaints with your acupuncturist, cover some basics regarding acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, as well as receive a course of treatment and other personalized recommendations. An acupuncture treatment follows your consultation.
The flow of your second appointment is similar to the first one with a consultation followed by an acupuncture treatment. The consultation reviews how the first treatment went, follows up on any items not covered, and answers any questions that may have come up.
Following your treatment, you may feel some soreness or tenderness in the areas where the needles were inserted. This is very common especially if you are being treated for pain and musculoskeletal disorders. This feeling is similar to a post workout soreness or a deep tissue massage which may last 1-2 days. This is actually a good sign. This mean that the body released muscle tension and lactic acid in the muscles. After the soreness disappears, you should feel less pain and stress in your body.
Make sure you drink plenty of water after your treatment as the hydration will diminish any soreness you may experience. You may also want to have something to eat after your treatment as well.
Throughout the time before your next treatment, make sure you monitor your conditions so that you can report your progress to your acupuncturist upon your next visit. This will help the acupuncturist adjust or change your treatment accordingly.