Initial appointments take approximately 55 minutes
Acupuncture (initial appointment)
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Your first acupuncture treatment explained...
Case History (20 mins)
An assessment of your general health and medical history, which includes the following:
- A discussion about your presenting complaint.
- A physical assessment: body, tongue and pulse diagnosis.
- An opportunity to raise any questions that you may have before treatment.
Treatment Plan (10 mins)
Prior to treatment, your practitioner will discuss your treatment plan and the proposed locations for needle placement. He will then begin by placing very fine needles at these strategic points on your body.
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Treatment (20 mins)
After placement, your practitioner may gently manipulate the needles to stimulate the acupuncture points or channels. Moxibustion, gua sha or cupping therapies may be added to the treatment at this point if necessary.
The needles remain in place for approximately 20 minutes. While you rest during this time, your practitioner may be tending to other patients in adjoining rooms.
Needle Removal (5 mins)
After approximately 20 minutes, all needles are removed and disposed of hygienically in sharps containers.
Finally, in line with your treatment plan, your practitioner will advise you when to book a follow-up appointment.