I’ll ask you to complete a short medical history and consent form, and we will then talk through your current conditions.
I will be making a diagnosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine terms, so that I can plan future treatments.
If you’re new to acupuncture, we can have a chat about what is involved before we go ahead with the first treatment.
People find acupuncture helpful for a very wide range of conditions and circumstances.
A full list would be impossible – but the British Acupuncture Council have created a list of some of the more common ones, together with supporting fact sheets. Click here.
If you’re not sure if acupuncture will be helpful for you, why not arrange a short (free!) conversation with me? See the Contact page for details.
This varies depending on your condition. Generally I will recommend a course of treatments at weekly intervals, but we can discuss this at your first visit.
Acupuncture is one of the safest treatments – whether conventional or complementary – available in the UK, with a very low risk of side effects of any kind.
I only use pre-sterilised, single-use, needles, and follow all best practice in my treatment room and equipment as prescribed by the British Acupuncture Council, of which I am a member.
Most patients describe having a pleasant tingling sensation rather than experiencing any pain. This is largely because acupuncturists use very fine needles, which can be inserted with minimum pressure and disruption to the skin.
Possibly. Many insurers provide cover for all British Acupuncture Council members, but you will need to check with your own. BAcC maintain a list of the current status here.