Your First Visit
During your first visit a full history will be
taken including details of your main
complaint, your medical history and your
Examination of your pulse and tongue is an
important part of the consultation and
provides vital information about what is
going on inside your body.
Most treatments will involve acupuncture,
but may also include moxibustion, electro
acupuncture, tui na massage, cupping, or
ear seeds, depending on your condition.
There is no extra charge for these. You
may also be given dietary or lifestyle
advice or prescribed patent herbal
The most commonly used acupuncture
points are located on the lower leg and
lower arm and so in many cases there will
be no need to undress for treatment.
All proposed treatments will be explained
to you and your consent will be requested
before any procedures are carried out.
You should allow an hour and a half for
your first visit, with follow-up treatments
lasting from 45 minutes to an hour.