CONSULTATIONS

All diagnosis are based on the classic Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnostic methods.

 

We provide expert care in a relaxed and supportive environment. Treatment is individually tailored to your needs and delivered to suit you.

 

What happens in a Traditional Chinese Medicine Consultation?

The initial consultation can last anything between twenty and sixty minutes or even more. A detailed medical case history is taken. Information regarding your lifestyle and blood pressure will be noted. An examination of your tongue, eyes, palms, nails, pulse will be carried out, and a brief physical examination will be conducted where appropriate. 

The entire proceedings are safeguarded by total confidentiality.

Subsequent treatment sessions will last from anything between twenty minutes (the typical length of time in China) up to an hour.

 

 

Sterile Clinical Procedure, Patient Safety and Confidentiality

Single use, disposable needles are used in aour acupuncture sesstreatment. The needles are pre-sterilised by approved methods. All herbal medicines used are supplied through approved suppliers and contain no animal derivatives or toxic substances.

All practitioners are fully trained and insured and adhere to the strict Code of Practice and Code of Professional Conduct as laid out by the ATCM.

All proceedings in the clinic are fully confidential, including all and any information pertaining to the the clients identity, condition, or the mere fact they've visited the clinic.

How to prepare

You are advised to arrive promptly at your appointed time, and to wear loose, comfortable clothing. All patients currently on a course of drugs should bring them along at the first consultation. Consultation fees are payable at the end of your appointment.

 

 

What does Acupuncture feel like?

 

When the needle is inserted you may feel a tingling sensation or dull ache. Acupuncture needles are much finer than normal needles used for injection or blood test, therefore you would not feel much pain. Some people do not feel anything.

 

 

How many sessions will I need?

 

The frequency and number of sessions depend on your individual condition. Normally after five or six treatments you will perceive the difference, and occasionally just one or two treatments are sufficient. Many of our clients have treatments regularly to sort out their ailments, as well as to maintain the overall well-being.