What happens when I go for treatment?
You will be asked about your current symptoms, what treatment you have received, your medical history, your diet, digestive system, sleeping patterns and emotional state. The acupuncturist is also likely to feel your pulses on both wrists and may ask to look at your tongue. The acupuncture points used are not always close to the part of the body where you experience the problem. For example, although you might suffer from headaches, needles may be inserted in your foot or hand.
How many seesions will I need?
Frequency and length of treatment depends on your individual condition. Some change is usually felt after five treatments, although occasionally only one or two treatments are required. Some patients may need treatment over several months or long- term. Normally once or twice a week at first.
Is it safe?
Acupuncture has a very sound track record. The needles are single use, sterile and disposable. Responses to treatment can sometimes include tiredness or mild dizziness and on occasion minor bruising may occur. However, all such reactions are short lived.
Why should I visit a British Acupuncture Council Member?
You can be sure that your practitioner:
Has completed a first degree level in traditional acupuncture including appropriate elements of western medical sciences.
Abides by the Council's Code of Safe Practice and Code of Professional Conduct
Complies with current health and safety legislation
Is covered by full Professional Indemnity and Public/Products Liability insurance
For further details visit: http://www.acupuncture.org.uk