INITIAL CONSULTATION & TREATMENT
In order to achieve a complete understanding of your health and condition, a number of different diagnostic methods are used at the initial consultation, including taking a full medical history, looking at your tongue and reading your pulses. Treatment is selected according to your symptoms and your diagnosis.
Acupuncture is performed by inserting single-use sterile needles which are safely disposed of after each treatment. Acupuncture needles are as fine as a strand of hair. When the needle is inserted you may feel like a tingling, pulling or dull ache. This feeling is called “de qi” and means that the needles are working on removing the blockages formed along the meridians. It is generally not painful and usually produces strong relaxation.
Duration of initial consultation and treatment can be up to 85 mins.
The number and frequency of follow-ups depends on the severity and duration of the condition.
Acupuncture has a cumulative effect and a minimum of 5 or 6 treatments is usually needed to feel some changes. In some cases, one or two treatments are sufficient.
Acupuncture can be used on a regular basis to maintain good health.
Follow-ups usually last up to 55 mins.