Acupuncture session

The consultation ~  

The initial consultation lasts for one and a half hours, when a full case history is taken, and acupuncture given.  This gives a detailed understanding of you as a person, together with any complaints, your general medical history, your energy levels, and the way in which you live (see Privacy Notice).  This will enable an individual plan to be designed for you.


Subsequent consultations are typically one hour in length, and normally continue at weekly intervals, becoming less frequent as your symptoms improve. 


In the initial stages, It is recommended that you think in terms of needing about five sessions, although some people respond quicker than this.  Others with longterm chronic conditions, may need longer, but it will be reviewed regularly.


The acupuncture itself ~

Acupuncture works with the body's own energy, called Qi, which flows through a network of channels that connect with the organs of the body, giving us life and energy, and can be accessed at specific areas where there may be weaknesses or blockages.  With acupuncture, the body is encouraged to stimulate its own healing capacity, with the careful insertion of very fine, sterile, single-use needles into points along the channels.    


The sensation experienced is often described as a dull ache, or tingling, and is brief and mild, and patients often feel relaxed during it.


Julie endeavours to make it a calm, relaxing and rewarding experience.



Acupuncture works -  please call Julie for an appointment!