What will happen when I go for treatment?
You will be asked about your current symptoms, what treatment you have received, your medical history, your diet, digestive system, sleeping patterns and emotional state. There will also be a physical assessment of your pulse and your tongue. After diagnosis, I will begin treatment on points lying on relevant meridians, which are not always close to the part of the body where you experience the problem. For example, although you might suffer from headaches, needles may be inserted in your foot or hand.
How many sessions will I need?
Frequency and length of treatment depends on your condition. In most cases five treatments are enough for noticeable changes, although many have improved after only one or two. Acupuncture can also help with chronic conditions over several months or years.
What will it feel like?
Acupuncture needles are much finer than needles used for injections and blood tests. When the needle is inserted, the sensation is often described as a tingling or dull ache.
If you have more questions about acupuncture or what treatment you may need, please get in touch.