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Office Tour Highlights

  • Walk through a photo tour of our Office!
  • What to expect on your first visit
  • Discover what it is like to experience an acupuncture treatment session

Alaska Center for Acupuncture
Office Tour

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Alaska Center for Acupuncture Office Tour and Introduction

Welcome to Alaska Center for Acupuncture. We invite you to click through our photo tour to see what our office looks like and to meet our staff. From the moment you walk into our office to the moment you leave, we are sure you will notice that we love what we do. Our office is dedicated to helping you chart the best course towards a healthy, pain free, and meaningful life!

  • Alaska Center for Acupuncture is located in the historic Koslosky Center in downtown Palmer, Alaska.  Matanuska Peak towers in the background offering dramatic views.
  • Our office, is in Suite 208 on the second floor of the Koslosky Center. The view here is of our entrance as you walk up the stairs.  Elevator service is also available.
  • Entering our office, you will be greeted by our Office Manager, LuAnn Bower. She will assist you with any special needs you may have.
  • As you are relaxing in our lobby, kick off your shoes, make yourself at home and enjoy a hot cup of one of our select organic herbal teas.
  • During your initial consultation we will discuss your concerns and current state of health in depth. We schedule a full hour and a half for your first visit.
  • Licensed Acupuncturist, Kevin Meddleton is seen here using Chinese pulse assessment before treating his patient.
  • Licensed Acupuncturist, Samantha Berg is seen here doing a final Chinese pulse analysis before completing an acupuncture session with her patient.
  • After your treatment we will discuss a treatment plan that is appropriate for you and your health goals.
  • LuAnn will then take care of payment and scheduling. Be sure to ask for a hot cup of our specially formulated detox tea as you head out the door to continue your day.
  • Treatment Room Number 1 - The rose room.
  • Treatment Room Number 2 - The violet room.
  • Treatment Room Number 3 - The green rooom.
  • Treatment Room Number 4 - The mocha room.
  • Our payment and scheduling desk.
  • This is our meeting room used for our monthly workshop series.  Each month we feature a local health care provider serving the Mat-Su Valley.

What to Expect on your First Visit

Your initial acupuncture session begins with a comprehensive consultation and physical examination and is followed by an acupuncture treatment. We schedule 1½ hours for your first visit so we have plenty of time to answer your questions, establish clear treatment objectives and provide you with truly personalized care. At the end of this session we will create a treatment plan appropriate for your situation. This likely will 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 on your Follow-up Visits

Each follow-up treatment lasts approximately one hour. In most cases you will be lying comfortably on a padded table with fresh linen or sitting upright in a padded massage chair. You will be either fully clothed or draped with a sheet or blanket during your treatment.

Sessions begin with a discussion of health status and progress. This information along with Chinese pulse assessment and gentle palpatory techniques will be used to determine your treatment. Once the treatment has begun, you can expect to relax for 20-30 minutes listening to music or enjoying the quiet time. Following this, another series of points may be selected to complete your treatment as you continue to relax.

Many describe feeling revitalized and refreshed after an acupuncture session-as if having slept deeply. Patients also report that they experience being calm and very alert –sometimes lasting for days after treatment. This is a truly wonderful side effect of acupuncture treatment. It is well known that stress relief contributes strongly to health and healing. Once a final assessment is made, the treatment session is concluded.