I had an acupuncture appointment last week. Dr. Wang placed the needles and then left me in the room for 30 minutes. While I was relaxing and listening to gentle music, I overheard a patient from the treatment room next door emerge into the reception area. “I’m like a new person! I can’t believe it! I feel so good!”

I am an expert eaves dropper, plus she was talking pretty loudly. I gathered that this was her very first appointment. I later learned that she is an elderly woman with major pain problems who noted concerns upon arriving to the office that she was in so much pain that she was not sure she would be able to complete all of the intake paperwork.

Before she left, I heard her make another appointment for the following week. Then she asked, “If you get an cancellation, call me.” Sarah, the office manager replied, “When?” “Any time. I will come any time.”

I was thrilled for this very satisfied first time acupuncture patient.