YOUR FIRST VISIT
If you've not had Classical Five Element Acupuncture (CFEA) before, you're in for a new experience. This is a system of medicine that stands alone and is unlike other forms of acupuncture.
Your initial visit is a 2-hour appointment. We'll do a comprehensive history, physical exam, explanation of the medicine and how we will work with it, and I'll answer any questions you have. I'll test for and clear energetic blocks and we'll do a full acupuncture treatment. This starts the healing process and gets your system cleared and set for further treatments. Ideally, I will see you initially 3-4 times, one week apart. This starts the healing process and sets a new course for your physiology. After the 3rd, visit, the number and frequency of treatments needed for your situation will be assessed.
We heal at the speed of nature. Some healing is quick; some is more methodical. I truly believe it is in your birthright to feel healthy, happy and whole.
For your first visit, please do not wear any perfume, cologne, strongly scented lotions or body products, and, if possible, refrain from wearing clothing dried with scented dryer sheets. No makeup is ideal, but at the very least, please skip the foundation and eye concealer. Wear comfortable clothing, but please go ahead and dress like you normally do! Follow your regular routines and take any medications you've been prescribed.
For the Santa Monica office, there are four parking spots in front of the building. If these are occupied, meters on the street are often easy to find right in front of the building.
For the Long Beach office, street parking is typically plentiful. There is a school nearby; between 8-9am and 2:30-3:30pm you'll need more time for parking.
I'm so happy to offer my knowledge, skill and expertise, help, support, love and healing to you.