Information about your appointment
TIME FRAME // Community acupuncture patients need to allot one and a half hours for the first treatment, and an hour and 15 minutes for return visits. Actual treatment times (with needles in) vary between 20 and 40 minutes.
WHAT TO WEAR AND EAT // Wear loose, comfortable clothing; with pants it is especially important that they easily roll up to the knee. Have a little food in your stomach within an hour or two of the treatment. To maximize the treatment effect, avoid vigorous exercise, hot tubs, heavy meals, and intoxicants for several hours before and after a treatment.
WHAT TO BRING // If you are able to, please print out and fill out the following forms PATIENT FORM // HEALTH SURVEY before coming for your first visit. Otherwise we have copies that can be filled out here in the office. Thanks!
PAYMENT // Cash or personal check with identification, credit or debit cards not accepted.
CANCELLATION // Please provide 24 hours notice for cancellations. All missed appointments that have not been cancelled will be charged.
LOCATION // Our clinic is located at 2588 Mission Street (cross street 22nd). Enter from Mission St. between 'Mission Market' and Taqueria Alteña. Take the elevator or stairs to the second floor. We are right across from the elevator.
PARKING // There is metered one hour parking on all the surrounding streets. There are generally spaces on Bartlett between 22nd and 21st. There is unmetered parking one block away on Capp, and on Bartlett between 22nd & 23rd.
A better alternative is the inexpensive public parking garage on 21st St. between Valencia and Bartlett. First hour is $2 with one dollar fifty for each additional hour.