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Initial consultations take between 60 and 90 minutes depending on the diagnosis and severity of the problem.

Depending on your symptoms, you will experience several new things during your treatments. It is possible that part of your therapy will require the use of Shiatsu massage, acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping or ear acupuncture.

These adjuncts, under the umbrella of Traditional Chinese Medicine, give you the best possible tools to help you on a speedy recovery.

In the beginning, as part of your diagnosis, your pulses on both wrists will be checked. I may ask you to show me your tongue as well. These are standard diagnostic tools which give indications of how the energy is flowing internally.

Occasionally moxibustion is used. This involves burning the herb Moxa or mugwort (the latin name is Artemisia Vulgaris). This is perfectly safe and in most cases quite pleasurable. Cupping is commonly used. It involves the use of glass suction cups on the skin. Ear acupuncture is used in many situations but more commonly known in treating addictions.

You can benefit from Acupuncture and/or Shiatsu even if you feel fine. The reason is that this form of therapy is preventative as well as healing. Many people have treatments to avoid illness and to help lead a balanced healthy life.

Notes For treatment
Allow enough time so that you don't have to rush.
Avoid hot baths before your appointment.
Avoid heavy meals prior to your appointment, have a snack before if needed.
Avoid alcohol on the day of treatment.
To make the most of your session, rest or take it easy after the treatment.
Healing reactions caused by the release of toxins or emotions may be experienced and are considered normal.
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