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