What to Expect

Initial Treatments

Once you book your appointment you will receive a confirmation email that includes a link to “Manage My Appointment”.  We recommend you click this link to complete your new patient paperwork prior to your appointment.  Otherwise, please show up at least 20 minutes early to complete the intake forms.

A typical initial appointment lasts between 75-90 minutes.  It consists of a thorough intake followed by the practitioner examining your pulse, looking at your tongue, and sometimes palpating your abdomen or other areas relating to your chief complaint.  It’s important to wear comfortable, loose clothing for your treatment, but we can also provide gowns for your comfort.  The practitioner will explain how the treatment will proceed and give you an opportunity to ask any questions.  The practitioner may suggest herbal therapies, moxibustion, cupping, guasha, or bodywork to complement your treatment. Depending on your wellness goals, they may also make lifestyle or nutrition recommendations.

At the end of your treatment, the practitioner will give you a treatment plan that outlines how regularly you ought to schedule visits for optimal results.  1-2 visits per week for 4-8 weeks is a typical treatment plan for new patients.  They may also suggest an herbal formula to help sustain and augment the treatment effects.

Many people feel very calm after their treatments.  We recommend that you plan a few extra minutes to relax in our waiting room and enjoy some tea after your appointment.

Follow Up Treatments

All follow up treatments will last between 50-60 minutes.  These visits consist of a brief intake, assessment of your progress, and a full treatment.


“My treatments with Julie have been wonderful. She is extremely caring and easy to talk to. I felt that she was very willing to listen and felt her sympathy/empathy and ability to connect and provide a safe environment to express feelings and emotions.”

Shayla S.

“Julie has a thoughtful, sensitive, gentle approach that gives patients confidence.   She also has the curiosity to continue learning and searching for new, effective treatments to help patients with whatever health issue they’re dealing with. She has the temperament and the intelligence to succeed at the highest level. Julie, I sincerely appreciate your tender, … Continue reading Jeanne R.

Jeanne R.

“Julie is fantastic. She was able to key in on muscular issues I had been struggling with despite other therapies for years. She is kind, compassionate, and listens. She helped me learn to listen to my body which has always been a challenge. Many clarity and energy issues have overall improved since seeing her. I … Continue reading Chenoa M.

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