Patient Information

BEFORE YOUR VISIT

  • Make sure you eat a snack or light meal approximately 30 minutes before your appointment.
  • Please avoid caffeine, alcohol and overly fatty-foods before your appointment.
  • It's a good idea to wear or bring loose-fitting & comfortable clothes that can be rolled up to your elbows and knees. Patients remain fully clothed however; shorts and a tank top are IDEAL!
  • Try to refrain from exercise for 2 hours before and after your visit.
  • Please bring a list of any medications or supplements you are currently taking.

APPOINTMENTS

Every appointment includes an assessment and treatment. Prior to the initial treatment, a treatment plan will be presented to you and once agreed upon, will be specifically tailored to you. The treatment plan may include recommendations for herbal or nutritional supplements, dietary modification, books, & exercises in addition to acupuncture. Your treatment plan is meant to be help you get rid of your pain as fast as possible and more importantly – keep you out of pain!

INITIAL APPOINTMENT

You and I will have an in-depth discussion about your current health concerns. I’ll ask you a lot of specific questions all of which provide me with diagnostic information to help me determine your proper course of treatment. Next, you will lie down or sit up in a comfortable position to receive your acupuncture treatment.
* Your initial visit will last 60 minutes.

FOLLOW-UP APPOINTMENTS

Follow-up appointments include an update and evaluation of your progress followed by the acupuncture treatment.
* These appointments last 30-40 minutes.
* During each treatment session, you may receive soft tissue therapy, as well as nutrition & lifestyle recommendations in addition to acupuncture. I will decide what treatments are best for you once I have taken a detailed history and gained a better understanding of your needs.

PAYMENT

Payment is due prior to the treatment. I accept cash, e-transfer, and all major credit & debit cards.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Pain Stop Clinic requires a 24-hour cancellation notice for all set appointments. If you miss an appointment or cancel less than 24 hours before your appointment, you will be charged a $50 late cancellation fee. Please understand that I cannot bill insurance for a missed appointment, so this fee also applies for insurance patients who miss an appointment. Please keep in mind that late arrivals may result in a shorter treatment and you will still be charged the full cost of your treatment.

INSURANCE

Did you know that most workplace Extended Health Benefits cover the cost of acupuncture. Check with your insurance company to see what your policy offers and to what extent. Currently, OHIP does not cover acupuncture treatments.