before the first session
On making an appointment I will send you an intake form to complete and send back before your first visit. This will ask you to think about lifestyle habits and health issues that you may not have considered before. Some of the questions may seem strange but the answers are important in making a diagnosis. There are no right or wrong answers, just a sense of how your body is behaving at the moment you seek help.
the intake session
This begins with a discussion of the immediate health complaint (based on the intake questionnaire), pulse and tongue diagnosis followed by a recommended treatment plan. It can be done separately from the first acupuncture treatment or in a combined session. A combined session usually takes about an hour and a half.
follow up sessions
These usually last an hour, beginning with an update on the current health situation, diagnosis by pulse and tongue and then needling.