What happens during treatment?
At the initial consultation you will be asked a number of questions relating to your condition and state of general health. Further information is gathered by feeling the pulse and observing the tongue.
A multi-therapy approach is often used to resolve a patients individual condition as this often speeds recovery, but if a patient wishes just one particular type of treatment this is also available. Each session consists of a review of the condition, followed by treatment.
Lifestyle and dietary advice will often be given or advice on injury prevention, exercise, stretching and rehabilitation.
How long will treatment last?
Treatments last up to an hour for both consultations and follow up appointments, this allows patients the time to discuss their condition without feeling rushed.
How many sessions will I need?
The number required is determined by the nature and severity of the condition, for example one or two sessions for a recent muscular skeletal pain problem, to ten or more treatments for severe chronic long term conditions. Improvements should be expected to be seen within four to six treatments for most conditions.
Is acupuncture painful?
If you are considering acupuncture but don't like the thought of needles, be reassured that acupuncture needles are not like hypodermic needles used by dentists or doctors. Needle sensation is not painful but a mild ache around the needle point is usual.