What to expect

Free 15 minute consultation

Before booking your first appointment, an optional free 15 minute consultation can be booked. This gives you an opportunity to meet me and ask any questions about acupuncture and how it can help you before committing to treatment.

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Call me on 07921 544696 or click here to book your free 15 minute consultation.

Initial consultation

Your initial consultation will take around 1 1⁄2- 2 hours and includes a treatment. The consultation consists of a detailed discussion of your main complaint as well as your personal and medical history. Depending on your presenting conditions, I may also perform physical examinations, such as joint examinations and blood pressure. I will also take your pulses and look at your tongue. In Chinese medicine every sign and symptom is considered valuable and relevant to your diagnosis.

Subsequent treatments

Based on all the information you have given, I will make a diagnosis and put together your treatment plan, which may also include lifestyle and dietary advice. Treatments usually last around an hour. It is generally recommended that new patients attend weekly initially in order to achieve the best results as acupuncture is cumulative. It is difficult to predict exactly how many treatments will be required, as each patient responds differently to treatment. The results of treatment and number of treatments required will often depend on the severity of the condition, how long it has been present, and the general health of the patient.

At the start of each treatment, we will discuss how things have progressed since the last session and any feedback will be noted. A review will also take place on a monthly basis to evaluate how treatment is progressing in general.