Simple pointers to help you get the most out of your first visit:
Have a light meal or snack an hour or two before your appointment. Acupuncture should not be done if you are fasting or have not eaten that day, as this may cause fainting.
Avoid caffeine for at least a couple of hours before treatment so you will be able to relax.
Avoid alcohol on the day of treatment, both before and after treatment.
Physical exertion and sexual activity should be avoided for a couple of hours before and after treatment.
Answer any questions in full. If you do not understand the explanation of your condition or the treatment, please ask to have it explained more clearly.
Do not hesitate to ask for treatment to stop if you feel uncomfortable at any point in time.
Remember, you will be responsible for the payment of fees.
Please note the clinic is a scent free zone.
Complete elimination of makeup is best.
What you should bring on your first visit:
Any medications, supplements, or vitamins you are currently taking.
If you have any test results, related or non-related to your complaints, please bring a copy of these.
For the physical examination, you will usually be asked to undress down to your underclothes, so it is best to wear something comfortable and suitably modest.
Bring along a relative or friend if it helps you relax. For patients under the age of 16 (male or female), we insist that a parent or other responsible adult is present during all consultations.
For the first part of your visit, we will go through an initial case history and interview. During this part of the visit, you will be asked to complete the health questionnaire and sign consent forms for treatment. We’ll discuss the information you shared on your health questionnaire, and I’ll ask you more questions about your lifestyle, level of physical activity, work environment, and diet. This will ensure a safe and effective treatment. We will cover your personal and family medical history in much the same way your general family doctor would. Don’t be alarmed if I ask questions that seem unrelated to your current condition. The answers to these seemingly unrelated questions help me to understand patterns of disharmony. We will then examine you to tailor the best course of treatment for you. Effective treatment is based on correcting disharmonies to resolve the symptoms you are having and help assist you in recovering from the illness or disorder. Please note, the initial session lasts an hour and a half. Subsequent sessions last approximately 1 hour.
Please download the following forms before your initial session.