At your first consultation, we will talk through your current situation thoroughly and include a wide variety of areas such as your symptoms, medical history, diet and digestive system, sleeping patterns and emotional state as well as any treatment you have received so far. Your pulses will be taken and your tongue examined
From this detailed questioning and observation, we will then select an appropriate combination of points to needle. Fine, sterile, disposable needles are used and the process should be almost painless. The most common feeling is a slight pinprick and some dullness around the area needled. The needles are left in place for approximately 15-20 minutes. An individual treatment plan will be suggested and discussed with you, but as a guide, a typical course of treatment is between 5 and 8 sessions and depends on the responsiveness of each individual to the treatment as well as the duration of the condition.
Some techniques I may use alongside acupuncture are: