Your first appointment will last up to 90 minutes.
Covid-19 update: while we are taking additional precautions to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the first appointment will be split into two parts. In Part 1, we will talk over the phone or via Zoom. In Part 2, the first actual treatment will take place. The total charge is the same – £60 – and I will normally take that payment at the end of the Part 2 treatment.
I will ask you to complete a short form giving your contact details and your consent to treatment. It would be very helpful if you could bring with you details of any medication that you are currently taking. Then I will take a more detailed medical history so that I have the full picture of what has happened in the past and what is troubling you today.
Subsequent appointments will be shorter – up to 60 minutes – as we won’t need to repeat that process.
I will take your pulse, and also examine your tongue. These are important diagnostic tools in Chinese medicine!
At this point I will make a preliminary diagnosis in Chinese medicine terms, and we will be ready to begin your treatment. I may use any combination of Acupuncture, Tui Na or other techniques, but will always let you know what I propose to do and talk you through any options that are relevant.
As well as the treatment itself, I may make lifestyle recommendations that are likely to help with your condition. These may include diet, exercise and sleep habits. It’s up to you what you do with this advice!
I will also follow up the first treatment, usually by email, with details of my recommendations. This might include suggested exercises, for example.
We can also discuss a future treatment plan. The number of treatments that will be required does of course vary enormously, and in the end it is up to you to decide. I can book your next treatment as we finish each one or, if you prefer, you can decide later and then either contact me directly or book yourself online.