What will happen?
What will happen at my first treatment? (duration 1.15hrs to 1.30hrs)
During your first visit we take the opportunity to discuss your symptoms, your medical history and your health and lifestyle. This is to ensure your treatment plan is a perfect match for your specific circumstances.
You will be asked about your symptom
Onset and history
Location, pain (Level and type)
How your condition affects you
What helps it, what makes it worse
General Health background
Current medication, supplements
Medical treatment/tests you have had
Medical history, illnesses, operations, accidents
Questions about you: sleep, appetite, mood etc
Health Lifestyle questions
Eating habits and diet
Work, leisure and hobbies
Family health history
Pulse and Tongue diagnosis
Pulses are felt on both wrists
Tongue is observed
A treatment plan will then be designed specifically to address the diagnosed imbalances in your body and acupuncture points will be chosen and used in your first treatment.
Your preparation for your first treatment
Ensure you have eaten a light meal before you come for treatment.
Wear loose, comfortable clothing as many of the points used are below the knees and on the arms as well as the stomach and back. Your modesty will always be respected and you will be draped with towels as appropriate to the treatment.
Bring a list of your current medications.
Keep an open mind. Everything you have to say is of interest to me and your feedback and response to the treatment guides me in refining your treatment plan. Your involvement is an integral part of the healing process. There is clear evidence that when people feel actively involved in the treatment, there is a more beneficial outcome.