5. Lay down on the table, face up or down, as instructed by the Acupuncturist when you initially entered care. The reason we ask you to lay down is so that you can relax. If you aren’t lying down, your muscles remain tense, which keeps the Qi from flowing smoothly. You will get better treatment results if you are relaxed. 6. REMINDER: If the Acupuncturist comes to your table and the Patient Progress Note is not filled out completely or you are not lying down the Acupuncturist will have you do this while treating other patients. 7. To hold your preferred treatment time, we request that all appointments be made in advance. This will save you and the office time and eliminate waiting.
5. PATIENT POLICY: EXTENDED CONSULTATION--STRESS & WELLNESS WORKSHOPS
It is recommended that all patients attend our extended Health Consultation Workshops in the office or community. Those consultations provide patients with quicker healing results using simple traditional Chinese home therapies. Workshops also explain how the body functions, how Oriental Medicine works, and how results are produced. Family and friends are always welcome. This information is necessary for you to reach optimal health. If you are not able to attend and would like this educational information, extra time will be scheduled and there will be an additional personal charge. Seminars and workshops on different aspects of health care are often scheduled and may be attended by patients under care and their family and friends. Please bring family and friends. Look for announcements regarding these programs. The extended consultation is, in part, a workshop and we ask that you bring a partner to assist in the procedures taught. If you would like to receive a discount on your care in our office by scheduling a workshop on natural healing for your organization, support group, club, or community please speak to the front desk assistant.
6. PATIENT POLICY: PAYMENT OF BILLS
We will expect you to honor the financial agreements you make with our office. If you find that you cannot fulfill the agreement you’ve made with us, advise our staff immediately so new arrangements can be made. We do not bill patients. Our policy is that a patient will not have a cash personal balance owing. If any treatment plans are terminated, the balance of any products or services previously provided is due in full upon termination.
7. PATIENT POLICY: PREFERRED TREATMENT HOURS
Your acupuncturist has preferred treatment hours to accommodate the busy schedules of every patient. During these hours, only treatment occurs. Please call to make appointments outside of preferred treatment hours if you would like to speak in private with your acupuncturist. If your current symptom pattern changes significantly, you develop a new condition, or you sustain an injury in the course of treatment (car accident, etc,