What To Expect
1 hr Initial Consultation and Treatment
There are 2 stages to your first treatment;
Stage 1 - During the first stage we will discuss your health history from birth up to you current state and what you are looking to have treatment for. Chinese medicine works by looking at the body as a whole, by getting the full picture we are then able to make sure we get to the root cause rather than just treating the symptoms.
Stage 2 - The second stage will be your first treatment, I will take your pulse on both wrists, this tells me whats going on in your body right now, i will then look at your tongue, this tells me what has been happening in your body over the past few years. Please don't scrape your tongue before coming for treatment as the coating is one of the areas I will look at to give me information. I will then put a treatment plan together and begin the first treatment, in most cases this will begin with a detox treatment using points down your back, the needles are inserted very superficially so for those who are new to Acupuncture it is a very gentle introduction. Depending on the treatment plan they may also be further treatment for your specific condition.
General recommendation is to allow for 4-6 treatments to fully experience the benefits of Acupuncture, many see immediate effects but if you are coming for treatment of a long term condition this can take a little longer for the body to activate the healing process following treatment.
Top tips for treatment
- Make sure you have eaten something at least an hour before treatment
- Its good to be well hydrated before a treatment, so drinking a few glasses of water before your session is always a benefit
- Wear loose comfortable clothing, most points are located on the back, legs or arms so wearing trousers that can be easily rolled up can help
- Planning your day - You can feel very relaxed after treatment so try to avoid booking anything to full on after your treatment, drinking alcohol is also not recommended straight after treatment as you can become more sensitive to its effects.
45min Follow Up Treatment
At the beginning of each session we will discuss how you have been following the previous treatment and how your recovery is progressing. I will then take your pulses and look at your tongue before starting your treatment.
30min Mini Boost Treatment
I have found many conditions can make a stronger and faster recovery if they are treated weekly, this Mini Boost session offers more flexibility for those who would like to have more regular treatment.