New Patients



When you come to Family Wellness Acupuncture Inc. for the first time, we invite you to experience a warm welcoming environment that promotes healing and good health.

How to Book an Appointment

To book an appointment, please call us at (949) 836-2857. You may also request an appointment online by filling out our contact form here:

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Once we’ve confirmed your appointment, you can download our patient intake forms via the button below. If you are able to fill out the forms before your appointment and email them to us or bring them with you, it will save time at the start of your appointment. If you are unable to do so online prior to your appointment, we ask that you arrive 15 minutes early to fill out the paperwork in person.

To fill out forms online, please click here:

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What to Expect on Your First Visit

We schedule 1½ hours for your first visit so we can review your medical history, evaluate your health and provide your first treatment. At the end of this session, we will create a treatment plan appropriate for your situation. This may include herbal prescriptions, lifestyle guidance and dietary modifications along with the schedule of treatments you will need to get long-lasting results.

What to Expect During a Treatment Session

Treatment sessions can last up to one hour. Sessions typically begin with a discussion of your health status and progress. Afterward, needles may be inserted to begin your treatment.

Expect to relax for 20-30 minutes while the needles stimulate your natural healing process. Following this, another series of points may be selected to complete your treatment as you continue to relax.

What to Expect After a Treatment Session

Many people generally experience a very relaxed sensation and often feel refreshed and revitalized as if waking up from a good night's sleep.

Occasionally some patients experience minor side effects such as light bruising, sleepiness or residual muscle aches. These only last for a short time and staying hydrated after treatment will minimize any effects.

Follow Up Treatments

Each patient is unique. The number and frequency of treatments will vary from patient to patient. Some symptoms are relieved after the first treatment, while others may take five to ten treatments.

Typically, conditions that have persisted for some time will take longer to respond, while acute conditions may resolve within one or two treatments. While a specific problem is being worked on, you may visit your acupuncturist once or twice a week, and gradually reduce the frequency to once or twice a month.

To maintain good health, you may wish to receive treatments once every season or four times a year.

Payment Methods

We do accept most major insurance carriers. However, not all insurance plans are created equal and not all carriers and plans will provide coverage. Please check with your insurance provider to arrival regarding whether or not your insurance will be accepted.

Cash and Major Credit Cards:
If your insurance does not cover treatment, or you do not have or wish to use insurance, we also accept cash and credit card payments for services. Additionally, we sell treatment packages for patients interested in purchasing multiple treatments and gift certificates.

Please call our office at (949) 836-2857 to inquire about our treatment packages.


Family Wellness Acupuncture
4950 Barranca Parkway, Suite 301
Irvine, CA 92604
Phone: 949-836-2857

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