The initial consultation will usually take between one and a half and two hours. During this time I will gather information in order to get a picture of your health and life style, including taking a full medical history, reading your pulses, looking at your tongue and in most cases making a simple physical examination and assessment.
Subsequent Acupuncture sessions last for up to an hour. During this time there is an opportunity to discuss your condition, symptoms and progress.
The needles used are very fine, sterile and for single use only.
The frequency and number of sessions required is dependent upon a number of factors. Generally, I recommend weekly sessions initially gradually spacing these out as and when appropriate.
TELLING YOUR DOCTOR
Acupuncture can be used alongside conventional medicine and I would encourage you to tell your doctor.