It is best to come for acupuncture having eaten but not having consumed a big meal within an hour of treatment. Wear loose, comfortable clothes, empty your bladder before treatment and bring along any medication you are taking and any relevant medical reports. The first visit takes 1.5 hours. We have a chat, I take your history, check your tongue and pulse and then treat you with acupuncture.
Your condition dictates how many treatments you need and this can be discussed beforehand. The rule of thumb is that conditions of short duration respond quickly and long-standing ones take longer to heal. Generally, treatments are given weekly, sometimes twice weekly and a course consists of 6-10 treatments. Of course, if your condition clears up before that, there is no need to continue.