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Your First Visit

Before you arrive for your first acupuncture appointment, I will ask you to complete a comprehensive intake form. The acupuncture intake form asks questions about your current state of health, past illnesses, and family history. These questions are important because the holistic nature of Oriental medicine looks at your symptoms in context. Your current symptoms may not seem related to past health issues, but our bodies are complex landscapes and everything that happens to them leaves its mark.  

After reviewing your intake form, we will discuss your condition, and I will examine your pulse and tongue, which are two of the basic diagnostic methods of Oriental medicine. The acupuncture points I choose will depend on your unique situation, but you can expect approximately 20 needles. Once the needles are inserted, I may leave you to lie comfortably for 15-20 minutes with the needles in place. Many people find acupuncture treatment deeply relaxing, and it is not uncommon for patients to fall asleep during this time. Your first appointment will likely be 1.5-2 hours long. Subsequent appointments are one hour long.



Your First Visit - Still Well Acupuncture - Jody Southall, M.Ac, L.Ac. in Columbia, MD

Directions to the Office:

Still Well Acupuncture is located at 5570 Sterrett Place, Suite 308, across the street from Columbia Mall in Columbia, MD. From Little Patuxent Parkway, turn onto Sterrett Place. Take an immediate left across the street from the gas station into a long parking lot. 5570 is the building directly in front of you.

Jody Southall offers Acupuncture in Columbia, MD

Take Your First Step on a Path to Wellness

Your body's ability to heal is greater than anyone has permitted you to believe. -- Unknown