Traditional Chinese Acupuncture Clinic, LLC

The acupuncture office of Deborah Hutchinson, PhD, LAc, DiplAc (NCCAOM). Located in downtown Lexington, Kentucky, offering acupuncture and moxibustion according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) principles

Please arrive at least 15-20 minutes early to fill out the necessary forms for your treatment, which includes the Consent form, Arbitration Agreement, HIPAA, Receipt of Privacy Policy, and Health History. To save time, you can also download them (click on the highlighted text) and bring the filled out forms to your appointment. Also, you can access the forms through the Patient Portal button below. You can fill out and submit the Health History form directly and securely through the Patient Portal, too.
 
Acusimple Online Patient Portal and Practice Management Software for Acupuncturists

Preparing for Acupuncture Treatments

 Needle moxa.
  • In the 2 to 3 hours before your treatment, try to avoid strenuous activities.
  • Avoid eating a large meal before your treatment, but don't fast either -- just eat as normal.
  • Do not drink alcohol within 4 to 6 hours before or after a treatment.
  • Since part of the diagnostic process may involve looking at the patient's tongue coating, avoid eating/drinking things with food dyes that could color the mouth, brushing your tongue, or painting your tongue (e.g., with gentian violet).

Wear comfortable clothes. Except for certain conditions (for example, treating back pain or digestive problems, which may use points on the back or on the abdomen), most points are located at or below the knees and elbows, so wear clothes that allow access to these regions easily. Some patients bring shorts or sweatpants to change into for the treatment.