During the initial consultation you will be asked in detail about your condition, general health, medical history, lifestyle and diet, sleeping patterns and emotional state. Your tongue and pulse on both wrists will be examined as a guide to your well-being and how the energies are flowing through your body. The information will be used to formulate a treatment plan specifically tailored to each patient that will be discussed and agreed with you.
Treatment itself may involve massage, moxibustion, cupping, ear acupuncture, electro acupuncture as well as body acupuncture. Acupuncture needles are very fine and flexible, about the width of a human hair. In most cases insertion by an experienced practitioner is performed with the minimum of discomfort. Most patients find the treatments deeply relaxing and may fall asleep once the needles are in place.
All needles are pre-packed, sterile and single use so there is minimal risk of infection. It is advised to wear loose, comfortable clothing for treatments.
|Initial consultation & treatment (approx. 75 mins)
|Subsequent treatments (approx. 45 mins)
|Facial acupuncture (approx. 75 mins)
Please note that 24 hours notice of cancellations is required to avoid incurring the full fee.
The National Blood Service does not accept donations from people who have received acupuncture in the previous four months (other than treatment administered within the NHS). Visit the National Blood Service website for more information.