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What happens during a treatment, and how long will it take?

 

First consultation

 

Usually last approximately an hour.  A case history will be taken including questions about your symptoms and general health.  This is followed by a simple traditional Chinese tongue and pulse diagnosis.

 

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Follow up sessions

 

Usually last approximately 30 minutes and may be at weekly, fortnightly or three-weekly intervals after the first treatment by agreement, according to your specific needs.

 

Treatment

 

The fine needles are gently applied at the precisely located points on the body.  There are usually 5 – 8 needles applied during a treatment session. They are usually left in position for approximately 5 – 20 minutes. As well as treating specific symptoms, many people report an overall improvement in general well-being following acupuncture treatment.

What conditions can accupunture treat?

 

Acupuncture can treat a variety of conditions and symptoms including:

 

Dental pain

Nausea

Vomiting

Symptoms of osteoarthritis

Tension headaches

Lower back pain

Health promotion (including stress reduction & prevention of recurrent ailments)

Is it safe, and are there side effects to treatment?

 

All members of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) observe a Code of Safe Practice, which lays down strict standards of hygiene and requires the use of sterile, single-use (disposable) needles.

 

Untoward side effects to acupuncture are extremely rare.