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Your First Visit

When you arrive for your first acupuncture appointment I will ask you to complete a comprehensive intake form. The acupuncture intake form asks questions about your current state of health, past illnesses, and family history. These questions are important because the holistic approach of Oriental medicine takes everything into account. Your current symptoms may not seem related to past health issues, but our bodies are complex landscapes and everything that happens to them leaves its mark.

After reviewing your intake form, we will discuss your condition, and I will examine your pulse and tongue, which are two of the basic diagnostic methods of Oriental medicine. The acupuncture points I choose will depend on your condition, but you can expect approximately 20 needles. Once the needles are inserted, I will leave you to lie comfortably for 20-30 minutes with the needles in place. Many people find acupuncture treatment deeply relaxing, and it is not uncommon for patients to fall asleep during this time.

I try to run a paperless acupuncture practice. Your personal information and medical history are securely stored in the cloud. When you book your first appointment, you will receive an email with instructions and links to securely fill out your information. If you are not comfortable doing it ahead of time, we can do it together at your first visit, but please allow extra time.

Please wear comfortable clothes with easy access below the elbows and knees, and please eat before your treatment. Sometimes the office can get loud with activity, please feel free to bring ear buds and listen to your own relaxing music. I also have ear plugs on hand if you like the quiet.

I look forward to working with you!

Your First Visit - Jennifer L. Fockler, L.Ac. in Chicago, IL

Jennifer L. Fockler, L.Ac. offers Acupuncture in Chicago, IL

Jennifer L. Fockler, L.Ac 1030 N. Clark St #610 Chicago, IL 60610 312-834-7522Your First Visit - Jennifer L. Fockler, L.Ac. in Chicago, IL

Jennifer L. Fockler, L.Ac. is a licensed acupuncturist in Chicago, IL