Tel 01467 624888
Appointments Tuesdays and Thursdays
(Evening appointments available)
What to expect at your first appointment
A detailed medical history is taken, which includes past medical history and presenting condition. It is important to provide details of any medicines and supplements that you are taking. In Chinese Medicine, details about thirst, appetite, digestion, sleep, hot/cold preference are also noted. Your tongue is examined and the quality of your pulse assessed. Your blood pressure may be taken. If you are presenting with muscle or joint pain, this area will be examined by touch and by checking mobility. Acupuncture is carried out once you are lying on the treatment couch. You may be asked to remove some outer clothing in which case covering sheets are provided. Needles are usually left in place for 20 – 30 minutes.
How many treatments
This obviously depends on the presenting condition its duration. Individuals also vary in their response. Occasionally patients feel sleepy or euphoric after Acupuncture so my approach is to make the first treatment a fairly gentle one. Usually I suggest coming weekly for 4 sessions initially. For long term chronic conditions such as arthritis, after initial sessions, the patient may wish to attend for “maintenance” acupuncture sessions at 4, 6 or 8 weeks dependent on the condition.
|Acupuncture & Herbs – First Appt -||75 mins||£55|
|Consultation Infertility - First Appt||90 mins||£70|
|Returns as above|
Herbal prescriptions are individualised. An estimate of cost can be given at the time of consultation.
|Herbal review||30 mins||£25|
Patients who have not been seen for a year or more, may require a longer appointment on return and will be charged accordingly.