During the initial consultation, Dr. Zepernick will obtain a detailed medical history and will perform a thorough physical examination. This first visit typically takes about an hour and allows Dr. Zepernick to develop an acupuncture plan uniquely tailored to that patient.
The average acupuncture session takes 30-45 minutes. Most patients with chronic conditions need to be treated every 1-2 weeks initially. Once a response is observed, the time between sessions can be lengthened.
As a general rule in acupuncture, we recommend a commitment to at least three sessions to determine whether a patient will respond favorably.