BEAUTIFUL AMA ACUPUNCTURE
Your First Appointment
Beautiful Ama Acupuncture is located in St. Paul. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and eat a light meal 1-2 hours before your appointment. The first session takes about 2 hours, which includes a comprehensive health assessment (including feeling your pulses and looking at your tongue) and your first acupuncture treatment. During the treatment, you’ll lie on a warm, comfortable massage table. Your acupuncturist will insert the needles and you’ll be allowed to rest for 20 minutes, after which the needles are removed.
Acupuncture needles are very thin and about the size of a hair. We only use disposable, sterile stainless steel needles. You’ll be surprised how painless acupuncture is. When the needle is inserted it feels a little like a mosquito bite. Most people feel relaxed and rejuvenated after a treatment.
Forms to read.
These will be signed at first appointment.
– Financial Policy
– Privacy Practices
– Informed Consent
– Arbitration Agreement
– Cosmetic Acupuncture – Informed Consent
– Cosmetic Acupuncture – Photo Release
Each follow-up session is 45-60 minutes. We recommend most people come in once a week, but you may prefer twice a week if you’re experiencing a lot of discomfort. The number of treatments you need will depend on the condition we’re treating and your body’s pattern of imbalance. Some conditions can be treated in a few sessions, whereas others take several months. Combining acupuncture with herbal medicine will help you heal faster so you’ll need fewer treatments.
Free Consult for Cosmetic Acupuncture
The free consult is used to determine eligibility for the Cosmetic Acupuncture program. We will talk to you about expectations, your goals, and give you advice on skin care products. Please fill out the forms above and bring them along with your calendar so we can schedule all 10 of your Cosmetic Acupuncture treatments at this consult.
Cosmetic Acupuncture Sessions
At the first session, we will take your “before” photos if we didn’t already do them at the consult, and the appointment will take 90 minutes to 2 hours. Follow-up sessions are about 60 minutes. Treatments are twice a week for 5 weeks. You will receive a full body treatment as well as the chosen protocol on the face, neck, or abdomen. Please wear a tank top and loose pants so they won’t cut off circulation when pulled up. For the face or neck protocol, please arrive with a clean face and no makeup. After completing the initial 10 treatments we recommend a maintenance treatment once a month, but you may choose to do them more frequently if you want additional results. Although the results of the 10 treatment package last up to 2-3 years with monthly maintenance, we recommend getting the 10 treatment package once a year to keep you looking fabulous. Using our Mei Zen Cosmetics skin care products will optimize your results.
Ear Acupuncture Treatments
Ear acupuncture treatments use a combination of points called the NADA Protocol. These treatments are done community style, which means you will be sitting on a chair or couch in the waiting room. Your acupuncturist will insert 5 needles into each ear and you’ll be allowed to rest for 45 minutes, after which the needles are removed. Since no interview process is needed, these treatments do not include any herbal recommendations.
Please fill out page 1 of the Health History Forms above & bring them to your first appointment.