How to Get Started
I can be reached at 503-201-7774 give me a call and let me know how I can be of service to you.
If you are not sure if this is right for you, I would be happy to answer some basic questions for you over the phone or by email - however, since there is no way I can definitively tell whether or not I can help you without having first examined you (unless it is quite obvious that I cannot), the best thing is to come in for an initial exam.
What to Expect on Your First Visit
The first consultation takes roughly an hour, and subsequent visits are shorter. Wear comfortable clothing, and take enough time to come to your appointment without feeling rushed. New patients will fill out an Intake Form. Feel free to bring in a copy of any letters of referral, recent labwork, or doctor's reports regarding your condition as well.
Discontinue all non-essential medications, caffeine, and supplements for preferably 3 days, and at the Minimum 24 hours. Make sure you have eaten beforehand. I want to be able to examine you in as natural of a biochemical state as possible.
During your exam, you will be asked a series of questions that pertain to your health (some may seem unusual if you never been to an acupuncturist before), you may have certain points around your body (usually the arms, legs, and abdomen) palpated, and other relevant tests will be performed depending on your condition (such as a cranial nerve examination) in order to provide an accurate picture of your state of health.
After Rocco has taken your history and have examined you, you will receive a report of findings.
The Report of Findings:
The report of findings will include the following (explained in plain English!):
The cause(s) and factors of your problem.
Your overall health.
Whether or not Rocco will be able to help you.
If he feels he can help you, what his plan of care will be to get you better as quickly as possible. Plan of care may include acupuncture treatments, force-less Oriental massage techniqudietary and lifestyle modifications, and nutritional supplementation with vitamins and/or Chinese herbal remedies as deemed necessary.