happens during the first treatment?
The initial treatment will last up to ninety minutes with the first
half hour a consultation. You will be asked about what you want treated
and general questions about your health. You will then have your pulse
taken and your tongue examined. We will then discuss a treatment plan
and talk about your options. The treatment will then last for the remainder
of the time, and consist of Acupuncture, Tui Na, Reflexology or a combination
much does it cost?
I charge £50 per hour, however the first treatment consists of
a free thirty minute consultation and so is charged at £50. Ninety
minute and two hour sessions are available at the hourly rate.
many treatments will I need?
This varies between patients. Certainly a course of treatment is required,
one off miracle cures are unusual. Some changes either in yourself generally,
or in your condition directly should be noticed after 4 - 6 treatments.
is your cancellation policy?
I require 24 hours notice about cancellation otherwise you may be charged
for your missed session.
should I do before treatment?
Try not to have a big meal within an hour of your appointment as the
process of digestion will alter the pattern of your pulse. Also avoid
alcohol and food or drinks which colour your tongue (such as coffee)
immediately prior to treatment. It would also be good if you could wear
loose baggy clothing.
will I feel after treatment?
Usually rather relaxed and calm. Occasionally you may feel
tired or drowsy for a few hours if the treatment has been particularly
strong or there may be a short term flair up of your symptoms as your
Qi clears and resettles itself. Sometimes you may feel emotions come
up, this is also normal and not a cause for concern, they should resolve
themselves within a day.
I tell my doctor?
If you are receiving treatment from your doctor then it makes sense
to tell him or her about your plans to have Chinese medicine. The treatment
may enable you to reduce or even stop taking some forms of medication,
but your doctor should be consulted regarding any change of prescription.
You should always tell your practitioner about any medication you are
taking as this may affect your response to the treatment.
I stop my prescribed medication?
Many people seek the help of an Chinese medicine because of dissatisfaction
with drug treatment - because it does not seem to be working or because
the side effects are unacceptable. However, do NOT stop taking
prescribed medication without consulting your doctor or the
person prescribing your medication.
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