Appointments can be made by phone very easily:
Phone: (206) 525-1328
Fax: (206) 524-2276
– Monday to Friday: 9 am – 5 pm.
– Saturday and Sunday: Closed.
– Holiday: by announcement.
24 Hour Notice is required for all cancellations or rescheduling.
Wedgwood Acupuncture & Botanical Medicine (WABM) performs all routine non-emergency services during scheduled office hours and on an appointment basis only. In the event of an emergency, please call 911 or contact the nearest emergency room as soon as possible. When in doubt, it is always safest to call!
However, if your insurance plan does not cover acupuncture, or your condition is not covered for acupuncture benefits, or if you don’t have health insurance, you will have to cover the cost at time of the service.
We accept cash payments, personal checks, visa and master cards .
Frequency Of Treatment:
The initial session will start with one or two treatments a week. The basic plan consists of three treatments for acute conditions and six treatments for chronic disorders. The treatment plan for smoking cessation is twice per week up to three weeks. As your condition improves, the frequency of treatment will be decreased to twice a month, once a month, etc., until only a regular follow-up during a change of seasons is needed. Your first visit will take about 60-90 minutes, with subsequent visits lasting 45-60 minutes.
What To Expect At An Acupuncture Appointment:
During your first visit, there will be an in-depth interview and exam, which consists of asking numerous questions about your primary complaint as well as a complete health history, and relevant questions about aspects of your health to help build up a complete picture and to put your illness into holistic context. The treatment will start after the interview.
During your treatment, you will lay either face up or face down, in a comfortable position, on a massage table. Your doctor cleans the skin and inserts tiny disposable needles into certain acupuncture points on the body, depending on the patient’s condition. Your doctor generally utilizes 6-20 needles per treatment.
All needles used in our clinic are disposable. This means that only sterile needles are used on a patient, and each needle is only used once. Afterwards, the needles are discarded. Acupuncture needles are only a little thicker than a human hair. They are generally painless and most people only feel a tapping sensation when inserted by a skilled practitioner. Once the needles are in and you are comfortable, you will relax in the treatment room for 20-30 minutes.
After 20-30 minutes, Your doctor removes the needles. Most patients find the process very relaxing, and many fall asleep during treatment. Occasionally patient may temporarily feel worse, or re-experience symptoms that presented years ago. This may be due to a reverse of the course of the illness.
Acupuncture can be very effective with just one treatment, but in many chronic disorders that involve a patient’s constitution, several consecutive treatments may be necessary.
For further information, please contact us at (206) 525-1328.