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Upstate Community Acupuncture

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Welcome!

Treatments are by appointment only. We can only accommodate one patient per treatment slot, but it is fine to book back-to-back appointments and arrive with a friend!

Your first appointment costs between $30.00-$60.00. Follow up appointments for returning patients costs between $20.00-$50.00, you pay what you can afford to receive the treatment you need. 

Please use our automated scheduler to schedule your appointment. It is easy to use:


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Please make sure your name, phone number, and email address are correct, enter a Special Request if necessary, and fully complete the scheduling process. 

Once you have completed the process, you will receive an appointment confirmation email showing your scheduled treatment time. 

​The day before your appointment, you will receive an appointment reminder email. If you cannot keep the appointment, please cancel it at that time, and reschedule.  

Please save your appointment confirmation email and appointment reminder email. Both of these contain a blue "Manage your appointment" button that allows you to easily cancel or reschedule your appointment (the link is active up to 12 hours before your scheduled appointment).  

Missed Appointments:

If you do not cancel the appointment, or provide us with 24 hours notice that you wish to cancel it, you will be charged a $20.00 Missed Appointment Fee for the missed appointment.

This is because when you reserve a treatment slot in our schedule, other patients cannot reserve that time, and we hate turning away patients who are seeking care!

Directions and before your treatment:

We recommend that you print driving directions to our office if you need them.

Prior to arriving for your treatment please avoid taking any unnecessary medications, avoid stimulants such as caffeine, and do not apply strong perfumes. Please eat a nourishing meal before you arrive!

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your first appointment to complete the required paperwork.

We reserve one hour for your appointment beginning with the time you have scheduled. If you arrive late, your treatment will be shortened to end at the conclusion of the hour that you reserved.

We will greet you at the door to guide you through the treatment process. There will likely already be patients relaxing in the treatment room, so please keep your voice low, and please silence your cellphone before entering the clinic.

You Do Not Need To Undress:

We ask all patients to remove their shoes before entering the treatment room, so please wear socks!

Our treatments to not require that you undress. Just wear comfortable clothing that will allow you to roll up your sleeves to your elbows and pants to your knees, and remove your socks prior to treatment.

​Please wear loose and comfortable clothing. Keep in mind that while skinny jeans and yoga pants may be fashionable, they are very difficult to roll up to your knees!

During your first visit we will meet to discuss your concerns and then proceed to the treatment room where you can you recline and enjoy your treatment! 

We provide a warm, quiet room and gentle music. Fleece blankets are available upon request. Some patients bring their own blanket, neck pillow, earplugs, or an eye covering. It is your space so we want it to be comfortable for you!

You can even listen to your own music player, as long as our other patients cannot hear it!

​Please remember that our community works best when everyone is flexible. One of the things we love best about our clinic is how many different kinds of people enjoy coming here.

How Long Is a Treatment?

Because we conduct a new patient interview before your treatment, please plan a little more than one hour for your first visit. Future treatments will last about one hour.

Once the needles are inserted, we recommend you relax for about 45 minutes to get the maximum benefit from the treatment. If you need to leave earlier please tell your acupuncturist before you are seated. We do provide a clock in the treatment room and you can stop your treatment at any time and signal the practitioner to remove your needles.  

Many patients take a nap and wake up relaxed, refreshed and energized -- yes, you can be all three!

Once the Treatment Ends:

Upon completing your treatment we will show you how to pay and discuss your recommended treatment plan. It is normal to be relaxed after your treatment, so it is best if you can avoid strenuous activity or exercise immediately afterwards.

Accessibility:

Our office has a single 6" step at the entrance door. If you normally require assistance, please bring someone with you to help you enter and exit the office.

Like all modern acupuncture clinics we use thin, pre-sterilized, single-use, disposable acupuncture needles for all of our treatments.