Your first appointment will be longer than your subsequent appointments as there are some legal/medical forms to complete first. We will start with some introductions, get you comfortable, and then I will leave you to fill out some information on your medical history (both physical and mental/emotional), and your consent to treatment. We will then together talk through your priorities, expectations, our confidentiality policy, and together draw up a treatment contract whereby both patient and practitioner have transparency regarding how the treatments will progress.
From this point the appointment will run similarly to most follow-up appointments.
Follow-up appointment will start with a review of the last treatment session together with any changes that have occurred in the period since. We will then continue onto the counselling/psychotherapy part of the treatment (including physical health) which will last for 45-50 minutes. I will then get you comfortable on the treatment bed for your acupuncture treatment which will last between 20-30 minutes. During this time I will either be just outside the treatment room, or I can stay in the treatment room providing moxibustion treatment, or even a guided meditation. Once all the acupuncture needles are out we will aid the movement of qi through some gentle yoga sequences/stretching (according to needs).