How will my first visit go?

For your initial consultation, the acupuncturist needs to assess your general health. You will be asked about your current symptoms and any treatment you've received so far. It is also important to gather detailed information about your medical history and that of your family, your diet, digestive system, sleeping patterns and emotional state. The purpose is to identify what needs to be addressed in order to target your specific complaint, and to boost your overall vitality.

There are 365 specific acupuncture points on the body, and an unlimited number of non-specific points. An experienced acupuncturist will use a selection of these for each session. Often during the course of a few sessions, different points will be selected as the patient's condition changes. Other techniques, such as electro-acupuncture, massage, or tapping with a rounded probe, are particularly suitable for small children or for people with a fear of needles.

What should I do before treatment?

We recommend wearing loose, comfortable clothing to receive acupuncture treatment. You should be aware that the acupuncturist may need to access points on your torso, arms and legs. It also helps to be in a calm state. Try to arrive 5 or 10 minutes before your appointment to give yourself a chance to relax. Try to:

  • Abstain from large meals within an hour of your appointment
  • Avoid Alcohol, tobacco, food and coffee immediately prior to treatment or just following a treatment
  • Stay relaxed within an hour before treatment, avoid strenuous exercise
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How long do appointments last?

The length of acupuncture sessions varies depending on your condition. Typically, your first visit will be longer than your subsequent visits. Sessions can be as short as 30 minutes to as long as two hours.

How will I feel after acupuncture?

Patients normally feel relaxed and calm. You may feel tired or drowsy for a few hours if the experience is particularly strong. You may also experience a short-term flair-up of symptoms in the healing process. After a session, it is a good idea to sit quietly and relax. A gentle walk or very mild exercise can also be helpful. Avoid big meals, vigorous exercise, alcohol and stressful situations.

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    We are a holistic treatment practice with specialization in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine, helping patients live a more natural and healthy lifestyle.

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  • Specialties

    - Pain (Back, Neck, General)
    - Infertility
    - Stress & Anxiety
    - Migraines & Headaches

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  • Open Hours

    • Monday - Friday
      8:00am - 8:00pm
    • Saturday
      10:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sunday
      12:00pm - 5:00pm

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