To begin with, we will take a detailed history and will ask about what has brought you in for treatment. Then we discuss some more detailed questions – enquiring, for example, about your energy levels, sleep quality, digestion, and any aches or pains; these help to provide a better understanding of your current state of health, both inside and out.
We will then have a quick look at your tongue and will feel your pulse – these are important tools to identify any aspects that may be out of balance. The abdomen can also say a lot about your current wellbeing – tight, jumpy muscles or bloating are just some of the many important indicators that your practitioner may look for in arriving at a diagnosis. Once diagnosed, we can use acupuncture, herbs and other techniques (like cupping, Gua Sha, Qi Gong and breathwork ) to restore balance to the body. They may also suggest lifestyle and diet tweaks to maximise treatment benefits and speed recovery.