How many treatments will I need?

Every treatment plan is tailored to the specific needs of each patient. The frequency and length of acupuncture treatment can vary, but as a very rough guide, most people will require treatment once a week at first, with each session lasting between 30-60 minutes. As your health returns, the frequency of your treatments can be

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How will I feel after a treatment?

You are likely to feel relaxed and calm. If the treatment has been particularly strong you may feel tired or drowsy and it is worth bearing this in mind if you plan to drive or use any other machinery soon afterwards.

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Are there any unpleasant side effects?

Acupuncture has virtually no unpleasant side effects. Any that do occur are mild and self-correcting. Occasionally there may be minor bruising at the needle point or a short-term flare-up of your symptoms as your Qi clears and resettles.

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How will I feel during treatment?

During treatment patients commonly experience a heaviness of the limbs or a pleasant feeling of deep relaxation. Patients frequently comment that apart from relief from a particular condition, they also enjoy increased energy levels, better digestion and sleep as well as an improved sense of well being.

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What should I do before a treatment?

Try not to have a large meal within an hour of your appointment as the process of digestion will alter the pattern of your pulse, and you may need to lie on your stomach. You should also avoid alcohol and food or drink that colours your tongue such as coffee or strong tea. It is

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Who has acupuncture?

Many people use acupuncture for help with specific symptoms or conditions. Others choose acupuncture as a preventive measure to strengthen their constitution or because they just feel generally unwell. Acupuncture is considered suitable for all ages including babies, children and the elderly. It can be very effective when integrated with conventional medicine.

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