Visits

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What to Expect

Your first appointment is very comprehensive. For scheduling purposes please allow 2 hours in your day for this first appointment. You should expect to leave your treatment feeling relaxed, well listened to, and different than when you arrived. During your first visit, we will go over your complete medical history and we will discuss the specific health concern that made you call an acupuncturist. Getting all the information about your injury, sickness, or disease is essential to your case so that an individual treatment plan can be established for your acupuncture care. I am very careful to listen to your doctor’s information and test results as well as the information you tell me. We will discuss other symptoms and tendencies you witness that you might not think relevant. You will have plenty of time and opportunity to ask questions. If desired, I will explain the acupuncture treatment to you before we start the acupuncture session. I will also assess your pulse and look at your tongue. These two observable TCM diagnostic methods allow an acupuncturist to listen to and see some internal conditions that are presently occurring in your body. Your tongue and pulse guide the practitioner to make changes at each consecutive treatment as well. Historically tongue and pulse diagnosis have been used by Traditional Chinese Medicine physicians for hundreds of centuries. There are thousands of well preserved medical texts and treaties written about these unique TCM diagnostic tools which we follow today in clinic.

Subsequent visits will run approximately 50 to 60 minutes and will consist of a short review of symptoms after the prior acupuncture treatment, progress since receiving acupuncture, and present symptoms you are witnessing. Time for review, questions, and other medical findings/coordination, reporting will take place, followed by an acupuncture treatment.

In addition to your acupuncture treatment, your visits may include cupping, moxibustion and diet and food therapy. A course of treatment depends on many variables such as the duration and severity of your complaint and your personal response to acupuncture.

New Patient Appointments

Before
    • Please download the Health Offerings Intake Packet (below). Take time to thoroughly complete at home and bring to your first appointment.
    • Eat a light snack/meal 1-2 hours prior to your treatment so that your stomach is not completely empty.
    • Please avoid using any alcohol or unprescribed drugs on the day of your treatment.
    • It is best to wear comfortable and loose clothing that can be pulled up over your knees and elbows if needed.
  • If it is something that you normally do, please do not not brush your tongue on the morning of your treatment.
After
    • Please try to rest if at all possible.
    • Please try to avoid any vigorous activities immediately afterwards.
  • Drink plenty of pure water.

Patient Forms

Download, print and complete the Health Offerings Intake forms below and bring to your appointment.

New Patient Intake Packet

If you are a new patient, please print and fill out the forms below, and bring them with you to your first appointment.
Click the links below to download and print the Welcome Letter and four forms. *If you have any difficulty, please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out provided forms in the waiting room.

Established Patients
Fertility Patients
Minors

Insurance Information

Health Offerings, Inc. does not accept insurance as a method of payment, nor does Health Offerings, Inc. file insurance claims or accept third-party insurance payments. However, acupuncture is frequently covered by Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and  Medical Savings Accounts. The IRS recognizes acupuncture as a deductible medical expense, so save your receipts if you itemize your taxes. If you plan to submit insurance claims yourself, please contact your insurance provider for your coverage information which may include: the number of visits allowed per year, and amount of the copay, if required. If you do choose to pursue reimbursement, it is helpful to obtain the applicable ICD-10 diagnostic codes from your physician. With this information, a SuperBill can be created for you to submit to your insurance carrier to try to get full or partial reimbursement of the fee you paid to Health Offerings, Inc., for acupuncture.

Cancellation Policy

Exceptions will be made for sudden illness, emergency situations, or snowstorms, otherwise changes or cancellations require 24 hours notice or you will be billed in full for your missed appointment. In order to provide you with the best treatment, please arrive on time.

To cancel an appointment,
please call 804.254.0200.

Health Offerings, Inc.

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Richmond, VA 23230
804.254.0200
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Richmond, VA 23226
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Autoimmune Disease
Cancer Care
Fertility/Pregnancy/Post-partum

Pain Management
Wellness Care for
Men, Women, and Children

 

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