For most of the year the clinic is open Thursday through Sunday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., for the first four weeks each month.
In November, December & January, the clinic will be open the first three weeks of the month, but not the fourth. It will be open five days from Wednesday through Sunday.
Note that Week One is determined by the first Wednesday of the month. When in doubt, please call the clinic to clarify days and hours of operation.
Schedule an appointment today. Please call 828-297-4161.
Our services are very affordable with acupuncture treatments in the Intern Clinic cost up to $35 per treatment. Prices are on an income-based sliding scale.
Free treatments are provided to patients that volunteer as clinique patients. In clinique, second and/or third year students interview and diagnose patients in a classroom setting. The process is directed by an instructor. Contact the clinic office for more information.
The Jung Tao Intern Clinic accepts cash, check, debit or credit card.
What to Expect
Acupuncture treatments in the intern clinic generally last one to one and a half hours for follow-up visits. First visits last longer, lasting one and-a-half to two hours. An intern or pair of interns interviews and treats each patient. A clinical instructor oversees the entire process and approves the treatment. Occasionally, a third year student observer will be present in the room. Observers do not participate in the interview, diagnosis or treatment.
When possible, we accommodate patient requests to schedule with a particular intern or instructor. However, cannot always do this due to scheduling logistics. We attempt to ensure each intern is exposed to a wide variety of patients and cases.
New patients are asked to fill out a history form prior to the first visit. After reviewing the forms, the assigned interns take the patient to a private treatment room. The interns interview the patient and take a complete health history. They will also perform one or more physical tests which are common to Chinese medical diagnosis. They will feel the pulses on both wrists and observe the shape, body and color of the tongue. They will make note of patient’s complexion, quality of the hair and nails, and the tone and sound of the voice. They might also palpate sensitive for points on the body. All of the information is used by the students to arrive at a Chinese Medical diagnosis. Next, they craft an appropriate acupuncture treatment. Finally, the students will review the treatment plan with the instructor and perform the treatment.
Acupuncture treatments may last anywhere from 10-40 minutes. They generally involve 2-10 needles but possibly more. Students might also use other modalities of treatment. Moxibustion is the burning of the herb mugwort over an acupuncture point. The patient will feel mild heat from this process, though not enough to cause pain. Many patients find moxibustion to be a pleasant and relaxing experience. Other modalities used include tuina (Chinese massage), cupping and guasha (scraping).
Once the treatment has been completed, the interns will discuss future treatment plans with the patient, and recommend a timeline of continued visits. The patient may schedule these visits immediately, or may call at a later date to set up additional appointments. Patients may call the clinic at any time if they have questions regarding their treatment and its effects.
Contact the Clinic
To receive further information or to schedule an appointment, please call 828-297-4161 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.