A telephone consultation precedes your first acupuncture treatment. During this pre-arranged telephone consultation you will be asked questions about your health history, current state of health, body function and lifestyle. Jody will also ask you to take a photograph of your tongue and send it to her (which will be deleted from her phone after your treatment). This will help her to form her energetic diagnosis.
This initial telephone call will be closely followed by a 45 minute treatment in the clinic. Jody will begin by feeling your pulse on both wrists. Then a treatment will be carried out that is tailored very specifcally to your individual energetic diagnosis.
Treatment will always include acupuncture - the insertion of very fine acupuncture needles in specific points on the body. Many people ask does it hurt? The answer is generally no. The majority of people do not feel the needles going in, but when the needle connects with your energy you may feel a tingling, dull or numb feeling. It is very common to experience a sense of deep relaxation during and after treatment. Some people find they are very tired after, others feel enlivened and energetic – it depends on your particular energetic make-up on the day. Most people find acupuncture a pleasant relaxing experience.
Other methods of treatment may include cupping, the use of heat with moxa and or light massage. Jody often includes a light foot massage as part of your treatment.
The number of sessions you require depends on a number of variable factors: how long you have had the condition, your age, your individual energetic responsiveness. But generally speaking you need to allow four to six sessions to find out if acupuncture will be helpful for you.
It is advisable to wear loose comfortable clothing and not to eat a big meal immediately before. In order to help minimise the spread of Covid-19, patients will be asked to wear a face mask into the clinic and whilst Jody is feeling your pulse and putting the needles in. JOdy will be wearing one too. All patients are being asked to sanitise their hands on arrival.
Please note that appointments cancelled within less then 24 hours notice will be subject to a cancellation fee.