Frequently Asked Questions

How often do I need to come for treatment?

After your initial consultation treatment is then recommended weekly to fortnightly. The
amount of treatments needed varies, and will be discussed at your first appointment.

What should I wear to acupuncture?

Comfortable clothing is recommended. Acupuncture points are all over the body so clothing
that is loose is ideal but not essential.

Does acupuncture hurt?

The needles used in Acupuncture are very fine and do not resemble needles used for
medical injections or blood tests. Often people report a sensation after the insertion of the
needle, but this is a pressure-like sensation rather than a pain.

How does Acupuncture work?

By inserting fine needles into specific areas of the of the body acupuncture has been shown
to stimulate the nervous system which in turn sends chemical messengers to our immune
system, hormonal system and cardiovascular system to promote health.

Can I have acupuncture with western medical treatment?

Yes, acupuncture works alongside Western medical treatment, you should continue taking
any medication you usually do.

What happens on my first visit?

Your first visit is for a diagnostic consultation and treatment. Here we will go through an in-
depth health and medical history, including lifestyle, diet, sleep, hormonal health and much
more. I encourage patients to talk freely about their fertility or women’s health issues, your
treatment time is a place of support where you can discuss your journey in a safe and
confidential place.
If you have booked an appointment please send any blood results or investigations you’ve
had done one week prior to the appointment, so I can review these and ensure I am
prepared for your consultation.

How do I pay?

Payment for your initial consultation Is taken at the time of booking. Subsequent
appointments can be paid via card on the day.

What if I can’t make a scheduled appointment?

My diary is normally full and so when making an appointment please ensure you can make
it, as I may not be able to reschedule. Please note that appointments that are rescheduled
or cancelled without 72 hours notice will still be charged.

What if I’m afraid of needles?

I often see patients who are needle phobic, to reassure anyone apprehensive about
treatment- the needles used are hair thin and totally unlike the needles used for injections
of medicine. Most people don’t even feel the insertion and those who do, describe it as a
kind of pressure. If you are worried please let me know so I can ensure you are comfortable
and at ease before the treatment begins.

Is it ok to go to the gym after / How long before I can exercise?

I usually advise patients to do any exercise before their appointment, so that the body is
able to make any adjustments needed, without any other stressors.

What should I do after treatment?

After treatment you can resume your day as normal. Trying not to rush around or do
anything stressful can help your body to make the changes it needs to. Drinking alcohol on
the day of treatment isn’t advised as it can lower your tolerance.

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