What happens first time?

On Your first visit to Torbay Acupuncture Clinic you may be with me for up to 2 hours depending on your ailments although 1 hour is usually sufficient. I will spend time taking a diagnostic history, this will involve making observations such as the appearance of your tongue and the quality of your pulse and asking lots of questions.

 

Me talking to a Patient

 

"Illness may be identical, but the persons suffering from them are different"

 (Hsu Ta-Ch'un)

 

 

 

After the Diagnosis a small treatment is usually performed. Often you will then come back in a week for a further treatment but, this is flexible. With some illness it is best to treat it twice a week to start with until it starts to get better, then once per week, once every two weeks, once a month. Some patients come once per month anyway to keep healthy. If you have had a problem for a long time it is unlikely to get better after one treatment so please commit to a course of treatment. It is a partnership between you and your Acupuncturist to get you better.

Every Patient responds differently to the treatment so it is very difficult to predict how long a course of treatment will take. This is not open ended I realize the financial implications of long term treatment. I will discuss these issues if the treatment goes on for a time. If you are not responding after the fifth treatment then we will review as to whether it is worth carrying on, most people do respond so don't worry! Remember I go for Acupuncture myself! 

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