Navigating You to Better Health
What To Expect At Your Appointment
So a lot of my patients have orthopedic problems or pain. Therefore first we review your previous medical history and then do orthopedic muscle testing to see which muscles are not functioning properly.
My goal as your practitioner is to educate you on what muscle dysfunction you have going on, and how we are going to correct it not only short term but where the same problem does not happen again in the future.
After reviewing all pertinent information and having established what muscles I need to treat then we get started. Before putting a needle in I make sure that you are OK with needles and that you are comfortable with what we are going to be doing. If you are not OK with needles then we discuss other treatment options like laser, biophoton, trigger point manual release etc.
Most patients after I put the first needle in say is that all there is to it I hardly felt anything. I will always talk to you thru the whole treatment to make sure you are doing alright if not we change what I am doing. I always tell patients I might have Plan A in my head but there is always a Plan B, C, D etc. I am very good at adapting to any situation. I have been in your shoes before and still do not love needles but I do love how loose my muscles feel after a treatment.
After I get thru treating you the number one question I hear is how long will the positive effect or possible soreness last. Everyone is different so I warn everyone you may not notice a positive effect for up to one week same thing for soreness may last up to one week. Most patients notice soreness for 1-2 days.
There are no restrictions after treatment you may return to your normal activity. If you just injured yourself be smart if something hurts to do it don't do it give your body time to recover. Also I know you want to see if acupuncture works and try to do what you know was an issue prior to your treatment but please do not. Think about it this way if you have not worked out in a really long time the muscles are weak same thing if a muscle has not been functioning properly for a long time we have to wake it up or turn it on slowly.
I want to see you once a week for 4 weeks then we will re-evaluate to make sure that acupuncture is working for you. These first appointments are all scheduled at your first appointment after I have done your evaluation to see if I can help you where I make sure that we keep making positive improvement. Some patients continue to see me every 2 weeks because they want to maintain the new relaxed feeling there body has others I see 3-4 times a year for maintenance. We will discuss what I think your body needs after we get you to a maintenance phase.
I do not have you in my office more than once per week unless you are coming for anti-aging then you are in my office 2x a week for 6 weeks then after that once a month for maintenance. Gravity is not our friend so you want to maintain the lift and collagen you have achieved.
I look forward to working with you to get your life back pain free or just to help your body function at a higher capacity.
Julie Palmer, AP
New Patient Appointment - (1 hour in office) $200
*Please bring all current prescription medication and supplements to this appointment.*
1) Print and fill out New Patient Paperwork found in the "New Patients" tab link above. If you do not have a printer or forget your paperwork then arrive 15 minutes early to your appointment to fill out the paperwork.
The time your appointment is scheduled is when I will be in the room with you so please be respectful of my time and your time with me.
Appointment may consist of one or more of the following types of treatment, all of which are included in the price: Trigger Point Acupuncture, Motor Point Acupuncture, Dry Needling, Traditional Acupuncture, Laser Acupuncture, Biophoton, Hypervolt, Wet or Dry Cupping, Estim, Pointer Excel, Frequency Specific Microcurrent.
The cost of herbs or supplements, if needed, are not included in the price of the treatment. For custom herbs a separate appointment is needed where I can feel your pulse and come up with a treatment plan plus review all prescription medications to make sure there are no interactions.
Follow Up Treatment - ($95-$150)
(Length of Treatment Varies)
Appointment may consist of one or more of the following treatment types, all of which are included in the price: Trigger Point Acupuncture, Dry Needling, Traditional Acupuncture, Laser Acupuncture, Biophoton, Cupping, Estim, Hypervolt, Frequency Specific Microcurrent, Color Puncture, Nutrition, etc.
Thermography For Pain $50 (1 area), does not include breast thermography. Can be added on to any appointment and will be reviewed at appointment. You have to tell the front desk that you want to add this service to your appointment where the room can be reserved on the schedule.
Only includes photos and verbal review at appointment DOES NOT include a written report. You will be emailed a copy of the photos. If you are coming in for chronic pain this is a great modality to show what muscles might be involved.
*This modality cannot be used to diagnose or treat any medical condition.*