The first step is a private free consultation with Dr. Y. K. Scarlett to determine how Acupuncture treatment could help you. Most patients are able to start treatment and procedure the same day if they choose so and the paperwork has been completed. We do not offer one-time treatments to new patients (as that’s not how acupuncture works).
We have moved to a secure automated online form system that you will receive via email. Please complete the form online as this will shorten your time in our office and allow us to prepare for your face to face visit.
Actual treatment cost is determined at the consultation based on your specific medical condition and the duration of your treatment.
“Why can’t you just tell me the price?”
Since we are a medical clinic (not a spa), we cannot diagnose your medical condition or provide cost estimates over the phone or email as we will not know the specifics of your case. Any questions you have regarding your case or treatment plan will be answered during your private consultation.
What to Expect
Many first-time patients are concerned that acupuncture needles will feel like hypodermic injections at the doctor’s office. They won’t. Acupuncture uses hair-thin, flexible needles that you will hardly feel when I insert them. When I gently stimulate the needles they may produce a unique sensation that Oriental medicine calls de qi. Patients often describe de qi as a heavy, achy pressure, or spreading, traveling feeling. You may also feel an “electrical” sensation moving down the meridian pathways, though this is less common. Most patients find these acupuncture sensations deeply satisfying and leave the treatment feeling relaxed both mentally and physically.
How Many Visits Will I Need?
The benefits of acupuncture are cumulative, so more then one treatment is necessary. For acute conditions you can expect to have 10 to 15 treatments, but you will usually begin to feel relief after just the first five to eight visits. Chronic conditions may take longer to respond, depending on the type, severity, and duration of the condition. Preventative treatments and treatments for general well-being may also be scheduled on an as-needed basis.
Conditions We Treat
Acupuncture works by activating the body’s own healing powers, so it can be beneficial for many health conditions. The World Health Organization (WHO) has documented many symptoms, diseases, and conditions that have been shown in controlled clinical trials to be effectively treated with acupuncture. Below are some common conditions I can treat, but please feel free to call me about your specific health condition.
Increased efficacy of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)