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 usually 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.

We may also discuss life-style and dietary modifications, or an herbal formula as necessary.

Please also have eaten within two hours of your scheduled appointment time and wear clothing that is comfortable and able to roll over your knees and elbows.  The majority of the acupuncture points that I use are located from the elbow or knee down. 

 

 

 

 

Dana Gehlhausen, L.Ac., MSOM
dana@gehlhausenacu.com
630.210.4912

Mon & Thurs: 
1776 Legacy Circle, Suite 102

      Naperville, IL 60563

Tues & Wed:
825 W. State Street, Suite 119c
Geneva, IL 60134

By Appointment Only

Please call or email to schedule an appointment.