Your first visit requires an initial consultation and a treatment, it usually lasts 1 hour 30 minutes.
Follow up treatment lasts at least 1 hour.
TCM acupuncturist will make a diagnosis, based on the collected complete clinical information (including medical history, pulse reading, tongue examination, 'signs and symptoms' information, palpation, etc.).
Individual personalised diagnosis let practitioner to create uniquely personal treatment plan (including 'the Formula of acupuncture points', possible use of moxa, cupping, guasha or massage manipulation).
Any aspect of chosen procedure will be discussed including 'the after treatment care', and The Consent forms should be signed by you.
After the needles insertion, which have been chosen according to the treatment plan, the needles sometimes can be stimulated for better therapeutic effect.
The retention of needles can take 20-30 minutes. In most of the cases the recommendations about diet, exercises and lifestyle will be given in order to prevent further progress of the existing problems and to increase the effectiveness of the natural healing process which follows the acupuncture treatment.
The number of required treatments depends on the condition and will be discussed with you. In most of the cases, however, it takes several visits(approx. for 3 months).