FAQ

How do I prepare for my first visit?

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  1. Wear comfortable clothing. You will need to be able to roll up your pants to the knees and sleeves to the elbows. We employ points that are easily accessible on the arms and legs and head to treat everything on the whole body with great results. Patients remove just their socks and shoes to get ready for treatment.

  2. Arrive 10 - 15 minutes early, if possible, to check in, complete patient forms (see below), and visit the restroom. 

  3. After you consult with the acupuncturist, you will receive a treatment. Please allow 45-60 minutes from your appointment time.​

New Patient Forms

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Welcome Letter

Patient Health History / Consent

What does acupuncture help?

Acupuncture helps relieve pain, tension, and stress. It also promotes overall functioning and wellbeing. Side effects often include relaxation, an increased sense of well-being, and an enhanced body awareness.

Treatment is safe for children and during pregnancy and nursing. We use pre-sterilized, single use, disposal needles only. 


The best way to know how acupuncture will help you is to TRY IT. 

It is commonly used for many conditions including:

  • Headaches & Migraines

  • Facial pain & numbness

  • Anxiety & Depression  

  • Digestive Upset & Nausea

  • Neck & Shoulder pain

  • Hand pain, weakness, & numbness

  • Leg pain & Sciatica, Neuropathy

  • Insomnia

  • Back pain

   • Infertility and Menstrual discomfort

  • Seasonal Allergies

           and more (see more)

How can I get the best results?

The trick with acupuncture is: Getting Enough Acupuncture.

Frequency and Regularity is what leads to great results.

We will provide you with a treatment plan (frequency of visits) for your condition, at the time of your initial visit. 

Tips on getting the most from your treatment at Urbana Acupuncture

  • Listen: Pay attention to your bodies signals: Rest, staying hydrated, and enjoyable movement helps us heal faster.

  • Focus: Prepare to tell us what to work on. Honing in will help you get better faster.

  • Timing: Schedule your appointments with plenty of time to arrive, pay, use the restrooms, and settle in.

Trust: Your body is capable of amazing feats of healing. With patience and self-care, yours may astound you.

What are the benefits of the community setting

Resting in the company of others can be a simple, no nonsense, yet powerful health experience. Many find it quite comforting and reassuring. 
In a community acupuncture clinic, people are invited into a large tranquil room.  There are comfy recliner chairs, nicely clustered to allow for a calm personal space.  Many people bring their family or friends to focus on health together.