Firstly, we will talk to you about what might be bothering you, and possibly check you pulse and/or the colour and texture of your tongue. More about pulse and tongue diagnosis
It’s usually just a matter of lying on the treatment table. Most clients don’t need to remove clothing for a treatment, as our needle technique mainly focuses on the hands and feet – yes, even if your pain or problem is a completely different area of the body. Curious? More about ‘meridians’
With your permission, our practitioners will apply acupuncture needles in areas specifically designed for your individual condition. We may ask how you are feeling as after the needle is inserted. If you have a specific pain, for example, you may find the pain easing or disappearing altogether. We may also incorporate a variety of other techniques to ensure you are getting the best possible treatment, such as a short massage
in a particular problem area or cranialsacral therapy
The number of needles depends on the condition. Once the needles are in, we usually leave the room. This allows you time to relax and the treatment to have a greater affect. The needles are often left in for approximately 20-30 minutes. Before leaving the room, your practitioner will be given a ‘beeper’ with a button you can press if you need assistance at any time.
After the treatment, your practitioner will talk to you about what can happen next. An effective treatment plan may require more than one consultation to ensure your symptoms abate and do not return. Herbs may also be recommended as part of your plan (more about herbs
). Your practitioner will discuss your best options and respect your right to decide on further action.