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Your First Visit

When you arrive for your first acupuncture appointment you will complete a medical history intake form. The intake form asks questions about your current state of health, past illnesses, and family history. These questions are important because the holistic approach of traditional East-Asian 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 if we are dealing with an internal medical problem, your pulse and tongue will be examined - which are two of the basic diagnostic methods used in traditional East-Asian medicine. The acupuncture points chosen for your treatment will depend on your condition, but you can expect that approximately 20 needles will be used per treatment.  Once the needles have been inserted, I will leave your treatment room while you rest comfortably on the treatment table for about 40-45 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.


Your First Visit - Rancho Bernardo Acupuncture in San Diego, CA

Barry Zimmer offers Acupuncture in San Diego, CA


Rancho Bernardo Acupuncture

Barry Zimmer, L.Ac.

11650 Iberia Place, Suite 215

San Diego, CA  92128