During your first visit we will talk about your reason for seeking acupuncture. I will also ask you about your general health, medical history and lifestyle.
I will also take your pulse on both wrists and look at your tongue, and in this way I will gain a complete picture of your treatment needs.
Based on all the information you have given I will put together your personalised treatment plan, tailored specifically to your own particular needs.
I will take time to explain fully all aspects of your treatment before we begin. Your comfort and peace of mind are my highest priorities and I will always seek your consent before we begin any treatment. If you are unhappy about anything or would like more information before deciding, you are free to choose at any time.
Your first treatment will last approximately 1.5 hours and follow-up treatments will last around 1 hour. During your treatment I will use very fine single-use, pre-sterilised needles to stimulate specific acupuncture points on your body. The needles are left in for around 20 minutes and during this time you may experience some tingling or a slightly dull ache around some of the acupuncture points.
How Many Treatments?
This varies widely from patient to patient, and is assessed in more detail at the first consultation. However the majority of clients have an initial course of approximately 6 sessions spread over 6 to 8 weeks, followed by a review. Patients will often experience very positive changes during this time.