Your first consultation will be up to an hour and a half long so the practitioner can get a comprehensive understanding of your condition. Please arrive ten minutes early to complete your preliminary health questionnaire. During the consultation, you will be asked questions about your main health concern but also about other seemingly unrelated topics such as your digestive system function, headaches, vision, sleep patterns, body pains and energy levels. These will assist the practitioner in seeing the whole picture of your health. An observation of your tongue and the pulse on both of your wrists will also be felt to aid diagnosis.
After the needles are removed, an explanation of dosing instructions for any herbs prescribed will be given to you and together, we will discuss general lifestyle advice and a treatment plan for your individual condition.