Visiting Our Clinic
Your First Visit
The Acupuncture Experience
Tips For Your Acupuncture Treatments
Typical Course of Treatment
The number of treatments varies depending on the severity and duration of the condition and the strength of the patient. In general, acute conditions may be resolved in just a few treatments while chronic conditions take longer to treat. Most patients, however, report feeling changes immediately after just one treatment. Typically, weekly treatments are advised, although some acute cases may require 2-3 treatments a week at the beginning of a course of treatment.
Acupuncture has a cumulative effect. Once symptoms improve, treatments are reduced to once every other week and eventually once a month or less to maintain health and prevent reoccurrence. After the completion of your first visit, the recommended length of treatment will be discussed with you.
Communication with Your Practitioner
Five Seasons Practitioners Work Together
Partnering with Your Healthcare Providers
Chinese medicine can be utilized synergistically with Western medicine and other healthcare modalities. The practitioners at Five Seasons are happy to work collaboratively with your doctor, reproductive endocrinologist, obstetrician, midwife, therapist, osteopath, chiropractor, nutritionist, massage therapist and/or other healthcare providers. We can also refer you to other providers we trust.
Payment, Cancellation & Insurance
In order to fairly compensate our practitioners, 24 business hours notice is required to cancel or reschedule an appointment at no cost. Any missed appointments or appointments cancelled or rescheduled less than 24 hours before the scheduled time will be charged the full out-of-pocket price of the visit. Sunday and Monday appointments must be cancelled by the prior Friday.
Our goal at Five Seasons is to give our patients the highest level of care, and booking a session confirms an agreement to reserve time with our expert staff. We never overbook and always run within 10 minutes of the scheduled appointment. Last minute cancellations directly affect the practitioner’s income. Furthermore, with less than 24 hours notice, it is unlikely that another patient will be able to book that time slot, impeding our ability to help others.
Below are examples of situations for which you will be charged for late cancellations. We understand that these situations may be out of your control, however they are also out of our control, and we ask that the patient take responsibility. This allows us to pay our practitioners for the lost session.
- Changes in work schedule
- Child care issues
- Travel hiccups – delayed flights, subway, traffic
If you have a family member, friend or colleague who is already a Five Seasons patient, you may ask him or her to take your appointment. As a courtesy, should we be able to fill the session within 24 hours, we will not charge you the cancellation fee. You may also reschedule for a same day appointment if available.