All appointments are booked over the telephone, if I am unable to answer the phone please leave me a voicemail or a message for a call back.
Cancellation/ reschedule policy
A minimum of 24 hours notice of cancellation is required in order to allow your appointment to be filled.
Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice and missed appointments will be charged the full treatment fee.
Those that frequently reschedule appointments will be restricted to "same day" appointments should they arise
Frequently asked questions.
How many acupuncture treatments will I need?
This will vary greatly with every patient, this will be discussed at your consultation / first treatment. Progression will be monitored at every session. It is advised to attend weekly initially and then treatments will be spaced out or discontinued dependant on the progression of the patient. I always suggest a minimum of 5 weekly / twice weekly sessions, sometimes more sessions are required and sometimes less. Once your health as stabilised, 'top up' treatments will be of value every few weeks and graduating to monthly sessions until the complaint has resolved. Many patients then choose to use traditional acupuncture as a preventative healthcare system and visit seasonally after experiencing the benefits and making the decision to incorporate acupuncture into their health regime.
What does acupuncture feel like?
The needles I use are extremely fine, and mostly painless. Sometimes when using a stimulating technique we will aim for a specific sensation called De-qi, to ensure we have activated/stimulated the point. This can feel a little bit like an ache within a muscle, tingling, heavy, but not typically unpleasant. Acupuncture is generally an enjoyable experience and many look forward to their appointments.
How can I prepare for my acupuncture treatment?
Many commonly used acupuncture points are located on the lower arms and legs, so it is helpful to wear clothing that allows easy access to these areas
Try not to go for treatment on an empty stomach or straight after a heavy meal
Do let your practitioner know if you are completely new to acupuncture so they can take extra time to explain what happens and ensure you are comfortable with the process.
Arrange a day that you will not be consuming alcohol before or after treatment.