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Your First Visit

When you arrive for your first acupuncture appointment you'll be greeted by our friendly staff and shown to your treatment room. You will be asked to complete a comprehensive intake form online before your first visit. 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 we will examine your pulse and tongue, which are two of the basic diagnostic methods of Oriental medicine. The acupuncture points used will depend on your condition, but you can expect approximately 20 needles. Once the needles are inserted,  you'll have an opportunity  to lie comfortably for 20-30 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.

Your First Visit - Progressive Healing Institute in Nanaimo, BC




Clinic Hours:
Monday 9-6
Tuesday 9-6
Wednesday 9-5
Thursday 9-5
Friday 9-5


Closed Friday, Saturday, Sunday, & statutory holidays