All initial treatments at San Francisco Integrative Medicine are approximately 75-90 mins minutes long. This gives us enough time to do a thorough health history, listen to your health concerns, create an effective treatment plan and provide an acupuncture treatment.
Treatment will also include Tuina massage, Guasha, cupping and/or Chinese herbal medicine if your particular complaint requires it. Follow up treatments are approximately 60 minutes; 15 minutes to review improvements and changes from the previous treatment and 45 minutes for acupuncture and other modalities.
We ask that patients come to the clinic 15 minutes before their initial treatment so that they have time to fill out all the necessary paper work.
We always do our best to verify insurance benefits before your initial appointment so that you know what your financial responsibilities are and there are no unexpected fees.
We ask that you wear or bring loose fitting clothing, shorts and/or camisoles, as these make evaluation, stretching, and treatment easier. We always have sheets and towels available as well.
24 hour cancellation policy
Please allow ample time for us to reschedule your appointment. If we do not hear from you 24 hours or more prior to your appointment time, you will be responsible for the full treatment amount
In addition, because another patient is likely to be scheduled after you, we may not be able to treat you if you arrive 15 or more minutes late for your appointment. Though we will do our best to work you in, if we cannot, this may result in a missed appointment fee.