Your first appointment should be longer than subsequent sessions. We discuss your problem, symptoms, treatments to date and your medical history.
We build up a picture of your general health including diet, digestion, sleep pattern, energy levels, work and social life. I take your pulse, examine some physical indicators and investigate your emotional state. All of this information collectively informs my diagnosis.
Together we agree a treatment plan, I will always work at a pace that fits in with your expectations and goals.
Every time we meet, I review your program and I adapt your treatment accordingly. Depending on your personal preferences and your compliant, we may combine acupuncture with other techniques such as moxabustion, cupping, electro-acupuncture and guasha or Chinese medicine.
Acupuncture is an holistic approach to health based on over 2,000 years of development and refinement in Far East. It focuses on improving the overall well-being of the patient, rather than the isolated treatment of special symptoms.The skill of an acupuncturist lies in their ability to make a traditional diagnosis from what is often a complex pattern of disharmony. The exact pattern and degree of disharmony is unique to each individual and following the diagnosis, the acupuncturist puts together a personalised treatment plan.
Cupping is a placement of glass cups on specific areas of the body using a vacuum created by putting a flame inside the cup before it's placed on the body. They are only used in certain conditions, for example if there is too much heat or toxins in the body,They act by drawing out bad Qi.Cupping is not painful but it will leave a dull mark on the body for about 7-10 days and then it will go away by itself.
Moxibustion is made of a specific herb that is lit and placed on certain points to heat them up. It is only use in conditions where there is cold or blockage in the body. Moxibustion is not painful just a little hot and it may leave a red mark on the body for a few days.
Guasha is special form of treament that uses a jade or plastic comb to scrap the body.Oils are applied to the area before it is scraped. It is used as a dignostic tool as well as a form of treamtent to remove blockages in the body. It is not painful but might leave marks like cupping for 7-10 days before fading away.