Attending an acupuncturist for a course of acupuncture treatment can be somewhat different from visiting a G.P. The initial consultation can last anything between 60 and 90 minutes. A detailed case history is taken and all patients currently on a course of medication should bring them along at the first (or second) consultation.

An examination of the tongue will be carried out, and a brief physical examination will be conducted where appropriate. The entire proceedings are safeguarded by total confidentiality.

Subsequent treatment sessions will last from anything between 45 and 60 minutes. I usually see patients once a week or once a fortnight, depending on the condition being treated.