Many of our patients who come in for acute or chronic conditions end up staying. We hope that patients who come in for acute conditions will be impressed enough with us and our medicine to come back for other conditions that come up over the months and years. This seems to be the case much of the time. After 12 years in private practice a large percentage of our patients are return patients and referrals from them. Chronic conditions, such as back pain that has been around for 25 years or MS or rheumatoid arthritis, may be much better after a round of treatments. But some conditions will persist at a lower level, so often these patients will come in for maintenance treatments or tune ups. Some of these patients will come in as needed, if things flare up. Some will come in for instance once a month or even every 6 weeks to keep the symptoms at bay. Because we also work on your general health with each visit, patients often report that their overall health gets better.
Monte Jackson, owner Acupuncture Center of Richmond