In traditional acupuncture we treat the person rather than the symptoms.
I, therefore, like to spend up to two hours in the first session gathering a full case history, which includes your medical history, your symptoms, your diet, sleeping patterns, emotional state and so on. This is followed by a non-intrusive physical examination. This session enables me, through use of the senses and information gathered, to determine the cause of the imbalance and create a schedule of treatment adapted to your individual needs.
Length of treatment depends on your individual condition. I normally recommend five or six sessions on a weekly basis. At that point, most patients would have experienced sufficient change in themselves to have a review to assess the progress achieved. I will also share my insights as to the cause of the energy imbalance, and the cause of your problem in acupuncture terms. It is then up to you to decide whether you wish to continue. However, it is often beneficial to space out treatments, starting with a two week gap to begin with, and then moving on to once a month. This allows us to work deeper as your energy strengthens and stabilises between sessions.
As we get better, so we begin to take a clearer view of what our life is about. My role is to help you accept the need for any change required and to support you while you are doing this.
Many of my patients who have benefited from treatment, are continuing to see me monthly, bi-seasonally or seasonally for a check-up and ‘fine-tuning’. As a practitioner it is always rewarding to see how by correcting a person’s energy to its natural balance, he or she can develop and flourish into his or her full potential as a human being and better handle life’s inevitable ups and downs as a result.
Please note: Due to a strict regulation introduced by the ASA (Advertising Standards Authority), I cannot provide a list of the conditions I have treated. For a list of conditions helped by acupuncture such as: chronic fatigue syndrome, fertility, gastro-intestinal problems, migraines, sciatica and more, please go to The British Acupuncture Council’s www.acupuncture.org.uk. Alternatively you may contact me to discuss your situation.