Your first acupuncture visit consists of a complete health history and discussion of your primary concerns that bring you to care. This takes about 90 minutes. Follow up visits are typically 60-75 minutes, with a brief update in status and continue to address those concerns. While a standard treatment plan is about 10-12 visits, we want to see improvement within 2-3 visits and significant improvement in 5-6 treatments. This is a generalization, as every condition and patient is unique; it can take longer to elicit change in more chronic issues and people have varied responses to treatment. The most common thing reported following treatment is an overall sense of calm or wellbeing and increased baseline vitality.


Appointments are typically available Monday – Saturday 9:30am – 8:00pm. If seeking an appointment within the next 18 hours, please call your provider to schedule.


If you wish to schedule with Alison Loercher, see this page for insurance verification and to schedule: Vital Compass New Patient Information

If you will be scheduling with and using insurance for your visit with Dixie Small, include the following information when scheduling the appointment in the “Notes” section:

  • Date of birth

  • The insurance subscribers’ full name and date of birth (if not yourself)

  • Insurance company name, subscriber ID, group # and phone number for providers from the back of the insurance card

One of or both of our providers are in-network with the following insurances (see Hompage for specification):

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (Regence / Anthem)
  • Cigna / Great West
  • First Choice Health
  • Health Net
  • Kaiser Permanente / CHP
  • Lifewise of Oregon
  • Majoris
  • Multiplan
  • MODAHands on neck
  • Pacific Source
  • Providence
  • Providence MCO (Worker’s Comp)
  • United Health Care
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Claims (personal injury)

Recovering from traumatic injuries

UnknownThe combination of weekly Chiropractic, Acupuncture, and Massage Therapy are a dynamic trio used in recovery from traumatic injury to reduce inflammation and manage pain, realign the body and support the body’s return to prior condition. Avoid enduring long recovery times, the extended use of pain medications, limited range of motion or diminished functional ability long term.

No referral is required for you to seek treatment from an injury.