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New Patients

Welcome to Monarch Acupuncture & Wellness

Welcome to Monarch Acupuncture & Wellness

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Your first visit is 90 minutes, allowing plenty of time for your acupuncturist to to get to know you and to learn about how your body functions. During this time you can also ask us questions and show us any relevant lab work.

At each treatment, your acupuncturist will examine your pulse and observe your tongue, which is an integral part of the Chinese medicine diagnostic system. Think of it as an ancient “x-ray” that gives us a lot of important information about what’s happening under the surface.

We allow plenty of time to walk you through each step of the process, so that you feel informed, safe, and completely relaxed.


We ask that you arrive 5-10 minutes before your scheduled appointment and relax in our comfortable waiting room, where your acupuncturist will greet you. Prior to your first visit, you will receive a link to complete our new patient paperwork online. Please do so prior to your appointment.

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Acupuncture needles are tiny! About the size of a human hair. Sterile, stainless steel, single use needles will be inserted gently, resulting in sensations that can include mild tingling, heaviness, or perception of temperature change. Frequently there is little to no sensation at all. If your acupuncturist wants to use other therapies, such as cupping, moxibustion, or tui na, these will be explained to you in detail.

You will be left to rest for approximately 25 minutes, and most people become deeply relaxed or fall asleep (also known as a “needle nap”!).