Pre-Procedure Instructions

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment.

Instructions (Click here to download PDF)

Blood thinning Medication
Ticlid must be stopped 14 days before your procedure.
Lovenox must be stopped 24 hours before your procedure.
Coumadin (Warfarin) must be stopped 4 days before your procedure.

When taking Coumadin, you must have your blood drawn to determine the clotting time. We will fax an order to the lab of your choice or the clotting time and have the results faxed to us.

Anti-Inflammatory Medications
Do not take these medications on the day of your procedure. Typical names of anti-inflammatory medications include Aspirin, Motrin, Advil, Celebrex and Aleve. Ask your physician if you have questions as to whether a drug you are taking could be an anti-inflammatory.

For patients who are Diabetic:
Do not take your insulin or blood sugar medication on the day of your procedure. If you have any questions regarding your insulin dose on the day of the procedure , please call your primary care physician.

For patients taking Antibiotics:
The procedure must be postponed until you have finished your antibiotics.

For patients with flu or cold symptoms:
The procedure must be re-scheduled and postponed until you are well again.

Other instructions:

Please leave all of your valuables at home. Lockers are provided for your clothing.

The following guidelines are for acupuncture patients only:

Remember to keep good mental or written notes of what your response is to the treatment. This is important for your doctor to know so that the follow-up treatments can be designed to best help you and your problem.