An Acupuncture Consultation
What to bring
Details of any medication
Before your consultation
The day of your appointment eat regular meals and make sure you eat at least a few hours before your appointment try to remember to not brush your tongue and do not consume caffeine before your appointment.
What to wear
Wear loose fitted, comfortable clothing. You might want to bring a tank top and shorts to allow the acupuncturist easy access to the body. Most of the points needled are on the torso and limbs, below the elbows and knees. Exceptions are for pain, where local points will be used in the affected area, such as the shoulder.
Your Registered Acupuncturist will record a detailed history of your presenting complaint as well as past medical history.
Acupuncturist examination involves visual and tactile assessment of the relevant body area. Your Acupuncturist may also examine your tongue and pulse.
Diagnosis and treatment
At the end of the examination you will be told what the problem is and the treatment principle to be used. Given that treatment is appropriate your Acupuncturist will advise on the best body position to adopt for the treatment, it may be lying down or sitting. The insertion of the Acupuncture needles will then begin. The needles are left in for a total of 20mins during which time you will be left to relax and enjoy the treatment.