What to expect

What to expect on your first treatment

Diagnosis

The first consultation is different for each person. It usually begins with a few questions about your health and any condition you may have. You may find some of these questions rather different from the usual questions a doctor may ask, such as how much liquid you drink, what your tongue looks like, or what your eating habits are. Your clear answers to these questions are important for us to be able to understand the way your body is functioning. We will then be able to put together your individual treatment plan.

The Experience

Most patients compare the experience of having acupuncture to that of having a massage or other treatment that relaxes your whole body, leaving you feeling refreshed and invigorated.

People trying acupuncture for the first time are typically surprised by the fact that it doesn’t hurt and is nothing at all like having an injection. Instead, you will feel a variety of pleasant sensations, such as slight tingling or a mild feeling of heaviness. The sensations show you that it is working and can be enjoyed in the knowledge that you are getting the best results.

Our patients regularly tell us they find the process energising or immensely relaxing – during treatment they often feel a sense of bliss and can even fall asleep due to the intense feelings of calm!

Safety

Your well-being and safety is our highest priority. Only disposable pre-sterilised single-use acupuncture needles are used in our clinic.

How many sessions will I need?

The number of sessions needed varies hugely depending on you and your condition.

Acute conditions may only need a few sessions. For more long-standing chronic conditions you may need to have one or two weekly sessions for a few weeks, months or until your symptoms have subsided.

Many people choose to have regular sessions once every 4 to 6 weeks to maintain their good health and wellbeing, and we support this to help you to keep enjoying life to the full.

"I love going for my acupuncture treatment. After the session I always feel completely at peace with myself and my surroundings."

“It was weird at first, and I felt tense not knowing what to expect, but I really enjoyed it and felt very relaxed for a while afterwards.”

“I thought I’d feel the needles go in, but I just felt an
amazing sense of calm and relaxation.”

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