- What should I expect during my first neuroscience-based acupuncture session?
Dr. Siebern will review your intake forms and any information that you have included such as your most recent labwork, sleep study, or qEEG report if provided. The session will include a thorough intake regarding your main concern and review of your treatment goals. Also as part of the initial appointment will include taking pulse, blood pressure, and if neurological concern brief neuroexam to assess brain health. A treatment plan will be discussed at the end of the appointment. This appointment will last 60-75 minutes. Depending on the complexity of the case and time allowed, needling may or may not occur in this first appointment. You should hydrate and eat within two hours of the appointment. Please wear comfortable clothing.
- What should I expect during my first appointment for cognitive behavioral treatment for insomnia?
This appointment will last 50 minutes. Dr. Siebern will review your intake forms and any information that you have included such as your most recent labwork, sleep study or qEEG report if provided. The session will be a thorough intake regarding your sleep and review of your treatment goals. A treatment plan will be discussed at the end of the appointment. This appointment is virtual and conducted through a hipaa compliant video teleconferencing platform. After you schedule you will receive forms to complete prior to the appointment and a link with instructions on how to join the virtual appointment will be included.
- Can I see Dr. Siebern for both acupuncture and cognitive behavioral treatment for insomnia?
Yes, you can book back-to-back sessions or you can alternate weekly. Cognitive behavioral treatment for insomnia sessions are conducted virtually but if you have scheduled an acupuncture appointment back-to-back both would be in-person appointments.
- Can I see Dr. Siebern for neuroscience-based acupuncture and/or cognitive behavioral treatment for insomnia if I am already seeing a mental health professional for psychotherapy, counseling and/or psychiatric medication management?
Yes, there is research to support that neuroscience-based acupuncture can assist with symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, insomnia and neurological issues. It can be used as an adjunctive modality to add to your current treatment plan. As sleep is a pillar of health, if cognitive behavioral treatment for insomnia is clinically indicated it can also be an added treatment even if you are already receiving other forms of treatment. With your permission and a signed release of information Dr. Siebern is happy to reach out to your treating provider or treatment team to coordinate care.