Treatment Information

Welcome! Read on for information about treatments.
Expect to spend 75-90 minutes for your first visit, and 60 to 90 for follow up treatments.

Note there is parking behind the building. 


intake form

It will take at least 10-15 minutes to complete, but will give us a great starting point. Please complete the form and email it back to me prior to your appointment or bring it in with you. It’s not a problem at all if you do not have time to fill it out beforehand— just arrive at least 15 minutes early and you can fill it out then.

I’ve been to other acupuncturists, done a 10 series of Rolfing, and have a great masseuse. Acupuncture with Colleen is the most transformational bodywork I’ve ever had. ‘nuff said.
— PM

Come with any questions you might have and a sense of where you are at in relationship to the conditions we are addressing We’ll talk about this first, then I examine your pulse, palpate the abdomen and areas of the meridians which may correspond to your complaints. Next I insert the needles, and at this point most patients begin to enter a state of deep relaxation. With the needles in their appropriate places you will be left to rest rest a short time. Wear loose, comfortable clothing for easy access to acupuncture points or bring a pair of shorts or tank top to change into. If that's not possible, no worries! Drapes are provided if needed. 

After your treatment we’ll see how you feel, talk about possible treatment plans and schedule your next visit. Some people prefer to take a few days and decide if they want to continue with more treatments— that is just fine! Acute conditions generally take a shorter course of treatment: 3-6 consecutive weekly visits or even less in some cases. However, with some chronic disorders– even though significant results will most likely be felt right away– it may take several months of sessions before the symptoms are completely resolved. There are many ways acupuncture can fit into your health maintenance and/or self care programs, so I’ll present you with options and give you the best guidance I can. 

Between treatments, take note of any changes that have occurred, such as alleviation of pain, pain moving to other areas, or changes in the nature or frequency of the problem.

My first experience with acupuncture was when a friend suggested Colleen could help me with recurring hip pain. I had tried other approaches, including physical therapy, with limited success. Colleen’s training and experience allowed her to accurately diagnose the source of my pain and treat it. I am now close to being pain free and continue to see Colleen for continuing treatment. She is now helping me with some wrist tendonitis. I heartily recommend Colleen if you are seeking acupuncture treatment.
— - L.M.