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FAQ: Acupuncture

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.


What to expect: Acupuncture

What happens during a treatment?

Your first session will last longer (about 2 hours including treatment) than subsequent sessions as I will be gathering all the information necessary for a full health assessment.

A typical treatment will involve the insertion of very fine acupuncture needles into specific acupuncture points on the body.


What to expect: Osteopathy

If a patient books for an osteopathic consultation, they should expect to spend up to one hour with the practitioner. A detailed case-history will be taken, then the patient will be asked to undress to their underwear and they will be examined to assess what is going on. If appropriate they will then be treated or if necessary referred back to their General Practitioner or for other therapy.


What to expect: Nutrition

If a patient would like a nutritional consultation, or to have one in combination with a musculoskeletal assessment then it is usual to ask them to do a diet diary of 3 days duration.