During your Initial Consultation, I will ask you about your current symptoms, any treatment you may have already received, your medical history, your diet, digestive system, sleeping patterns and your emotional state.
I will then feel your pulses on both wrists, and may ask to have a look at your tongue. These practices can provide invaluable insight to your condition and play an important diagnostic role.
Based on the information gathered I will then select a combination of acupuncture points specific to your condition and you as an individual. The acupuncture points may not always be close to the part of the body where you are experiencing the problem. For example, although you might suffer from headaches, needles may be inserted in your feet or your hands.
Frequency and length of treatment will depend upon your individual condition. However, it would be normal to request weekly treatments until change is felt and sustained. There is no definitive; we are all individuals.