The initial consultation usually takes around an hour and a half at a cost of £50. There’s lots of questions involved, some of which may not seem relevant to the condition you are seeking treatment for but they give vital information, along with diagnosis of the tongue and pulse.
Examination of the tongue and pulse are important diagnostic techniques in Chinese medicine. The tongue is assessed on shape, colour, coating and any particular features such as scalloped edges or cracks. The feature I see all too often is redness on the tip of the tongue which indicates ‘a disturbance of the shen’ or in other words, anxiety.
All the information is put together to determin your TCM diagnosis. We’ll talk about what your treatment may entail and you will be introduced to some gentle treatment.
You will usually be advised to have a course of treatment. Please feel free to ask as many questions as you like, which I will do my best to answer and address any concerns you may have.
- Patients are asked to bring information on any medications prescribed by their GP
- No specific clothing is required however access to legs and feet and possibly tummy area may be needed
- Patients may feel sleepy or even sometimes emotional after the first session. It is advised to take it easy for the rest of the day and avoid alcohol or strong caffeine.
If you find you are unable to make your appointment, please try to give at least 48 hours notice