At your first consultation I will ask you detailed questions about your condition, your bodily functions and your lifestyle. The pulses on your wrist will be taken and your tongue examined. I will not be looking for symptoms in isolation as these are often part of a wider pattern of harmony and disharmony.
A comprehensive picture will be established allowing the selection of the appropriate combination of points to be used. Fine, sterile disposable needles are used and the process should be almost painless, though you may feel a slight pin-prick and some sensation of dullness, tingling or heaviness around the area of the needles.
Please wear loose clothing for your appointment and try not to have a large meal within the hour before your treatment, though you should avoid coming on an empty stomach.
Acupuncture can be used for acute and chronic conditions and can be used effectively along side conventional medicine.
The first consultation will be at least an hour and subsequent treatments may be a little shorter.