Before Your Appointment

Appointments are spaced hourly to allow time for an unhurried and thorough consultation. In order to avoid disruption to others’ appointments, I endeavour to stay punctual – please help me to do this by arriving on time for your own appointment.

If you cannot make the appointment, please let me know. If less than 24 hours notice is given, then a charge may be made for lost appointment time.

  • Plan a restful day on the day of your appointment. Acupuncture can provoke certain symptoms which can persist for up to 48 hours after treatment. Do yourself a favour – relax and try to avoid alcohol, exercise, and rich foods for the rest of the day.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing. It may be necessary to undress in order to allow access to the areas needing treatment, such as the back or shoulders.
  • Treatment takes time to come into effect – you may not see immediate results. Acupuncture is best viewed as a holistic pathway to healing, not a quick fix.

It is recommended to have a minimum of 4–6 treatments at weekly or bi-weekly intervals in order to allow time for the body to respond.

If you have any particular questions or concerns about your treatment, please get in touch and I will be happy to help any way I can.