Your first consultation will be about 75 / 90 minutes and follow-up treatments will be around 45 minutes / 1 hour. This first session involves a full case history and is an opportunity for you to voice any concerns about your physical, emotional and mental health. You will be asked about your current symptoms, your medical history and that of your close family, as well as your diet, digestive system, sleeping patterns and emotional state.
I will also feel your pulses on both wrists, noting their quality, rhythm and strength and look at your tongue. Both of these are key diagnostic tools for the acupuncturists. From here I will set out a treatment plan.