Please allow an hour for your first appointment, to enable me to gain a thorough understanding of your problem and examine you. Together we will then formulate a treatment plan.
Treatments are performed with you lying or sitting comfortably, and depending on the body part being treated you may be asked to remove some clothes.
I use only use sterile, single use, surgical-grade stainless steel needles. The number of needles varies but may be only two or three, ranging up to twenty or thirty.
Treatment might be once a week to begin with then at longer intervals as the condition responds. An average number of sessions may be between five and eight.
Acupuncture is generally a very safe treatment. Insertion of the needles causes mild, short lived discomfort or pain. Occasionally some patients experience drowsiness, nausea or dizziness.
Please inform me if you are taking medication which thins the blood, as this makes bruising and bleeding more likely