Your first visit
Chinese acupuncture London

Your First Visit

After booking either online or directly with me, you will receive an email containing links to my guide on how to take pictures for your tongue and face diagnosis. Acupuncturists request these images as they provide valuable insights into your overall health and help me to tailor the treatment to your specific needs.

Additionally, you will find a link to your initial consultation form, wherein I will ask you a few questions and provide the option to upload your pictures. If you missed the email, you can access the guide and form here:

Acupuncture consultation

Consultation and your first treatment

Your initial consultation comprises a 30-minute chat where we’ll delve into the reasons you’re seeking acupuncture, your medical history, any specific concerns or symptoms you have, and your goals for treatment.

This conversation lays the groundwork for designing a personalised acupuncture plan tailored to address your unique needs and promote your overall well-being.

After our initial chat, we move on to your first 60-minute treatment session. Here, I’ll put into action what we discussed earlier. It’s all about making sure you’re comfortable and getting the most out of your acupuncture experience. This longer session gives us the time we need to address your concerns and work towards your wellness goals together.

Acupuncture studies

Before your acupuncture treatment

Before your first treatment, it’s helpful to keep a few things in mind to ensure your comfort and the effectiveness of the session.

It’s best to eat a light meal beforehand to avoid feeling too full or uncomfortable during treatment. Wearing loose, comfortable clothing also makes it easier to access acupuncture points on your body without the need to get completely undressed.

Additionally, if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to bring them up before we begin, so we can address them and ensure you have the most relaxing and beneficial experience possible.

Aftercare advice

Drink plenty of water to aid rebalancing and hydrating of the body.

Most people find acupuncture relaxing and often feel very calm after a treatment. You may feel a little tired or sleepy and should take this into account if you are planning to drive or use heavy machinery straight after your treatment.

You should refrain from vigorous exercise after treatment and, ideally, give yourself a little time to rest. It is also advisable not to drink alcohol for several hours after treatment.

Does acupuncture have any side-effects?

Acupuncture has very few side effects and any that do occur are usually mild and self-correcting.

Are there any risks from the treatment?

Acupuncture is a skin piercing technique, and like all other skin piercing techniques carries a risk of cross infection. In the case of acupuncture, these risks are minimised:

You can reduce the risks and side effects of treatment further by ensuring you advise me of anything about you that might increase the risk of treatment, such as a history of fits, fainting, funny turns, a pacemaker or electrical implant, a bleeding disorder, use of anti-coagulant medication like warfarin or damaged heart valves. As a well trained practitioner I will take consider any of these issues in your treatment plan.


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Contact me

If you have any questions or would like to discuss how acupuncture can benefit you, please get in touch. I’m here to help you on your path to improved health and wellbeing.