What to expect from a session
The first session lasts approximately one hour. After discussing your main presenting condition(s), a detailed medical history will be taken along with tongue and pulse readings. Acupuncturists work by using models of Traditional Chinese Medical diagnosis, identifying and treating specific 'patterns of disharmony', based on information given by the patient as well as our own observations. Pulse and tongue analysis form an important part of diagnosis. Having diagnosed one or more patterns, a combination of acupuncture points is selected to restore balance to the body's energetic function.
Needles are inserted and retained for approximately 20 minutes, during which time you relax. Needles may be manipulated once or twice during treatment and further pulse readings taken. Most people find acupuncture treatment deeply relaxing, and leave with a sense of renewed wellbeing.