What happens on your first visit
The consultation process involves the practitioner asking the patient a series of questions regarding their general health, lifestyle and activity to establish any areas of concern. Also body palpation and your pulse will be taken as well as examining your tongue. This is then used to build a case history and create an individual treatment plan. Treatment will then begin based the answers given, and my assessment of you and your issues. Your first visit is therefore longer and you need to allow at least 1 hour and 15 minutes to 2 hours.
Your second and subsequent visits will usually take up to 1 hour, this includes a mini consultation at the beginning to check on your progress with the treatment you have received.
KEY POINTS: BEFORE YOUR FIRST VISIT
- Please tell your therapist about any physical disabilities or health issues before your first appointment, however small you think they are, as they may affect how we treat you.
- At the first treatment a detailed consultation will take place. Several questions will be asked about your general health and your current issues. It is advisable to be as open and honest as possible to receive the most beneficial treatment.
- Please allow sufficient time to for any traffic delays. We want you to arrive calm and unflustered, as this is very beneficial to successful treatments.
- Provide an email address, and I will send you a questionnaire to complete and return to save time when you visit.
The key to a successful treatment is your preparation
You should have eaten something within a few hours before treatment. It isn’t recommended to arrive for your appointment having eaten a full meal. A snack or light meal will give enough energy to your body to maximise the treatment’s potential. Receiving acupuncture, for example, on an empty stomach may lead to lightheadedness, dizziness or even fainting.
Frequently Asked Questions
A selection of questions that are often asked about our services