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Your First Visit

When you arrive for your first appointment I will ask you to complete a comprehensive intake form. The acupuncture intake form asks questions about your current state of health, past illnesses, and family history. These questions are important because the holistic approach of Oriental medicine takes everything into account. Your current symptoms may not seem related to past health issues, but our bodies are complex landscapes and everything that happens to them leaves its mark.

After reviewing your intake form, we will discuss your condition, and I will examine your pulse and tongue, which are two of the basic diagnostic methods of Oriental medicine. The acupuncture points I choose will depend on your condition, but you can expect approximately 20 needles. Once the needles are inserted, I will leave you to lie comfortably for 15-20 minutes with the needles in place. Many people find acupuncture treatment deeply relaxing, and it is not uncommon for patients to fall asleep during this time.

If you are recovering from a serious illness or are unable to come to the office, house calls are also available.  Please inquire.  


Your First Visit - Dr. Janice Halteman, DAOM, LAc in Portland, OR

Janice Halteman offers Acupuncture in Portland, OR


5216 NE Everett Street Portland OR 97213