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What to Expect

We, at Columbia River Acupuncture, strive to make your initial experience a pleasant one.


Initial appointments are usually 90-120 minutes, as we need to understand your health history, present concerns and questions.


In conjunction with your treatment, including acupuncture (tuina, laser, moxa, etc. if your concern requires it), determining the treatment plan will dictate how many visits will be required. Follow-up treatments are usually 45-60 minutes, reviewing improvements and changes from the previous treatment and receiving acupuncture as well.


Patients should bring completed paperwork with them to their first appointment, paying close attention to nutritional and herbal supplements (brand, dosages) and pharmaceutical dosages/names.


We will bill your primary insurance and do our best to confirm benefits, however we ask that you also confirm your benefits, deductible amounts and copays as these fees are requested at time of service.

When you come for your first appointment, we ask that you wear loose fitting clothing, as these make treatments a little easier. We always have gowns and towels if needed, as well. We ask that you have eaten a light breakfast or lunch – please don’t come with an empty belly! And for the comfort of all of our patients, please refrain from wearing perfume.

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