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What to Expect On Your 1st Visit with Us

The acupuncturist needs to assess your general state of health, in order to identify the underlying pattern of disharmony and give you the most effective treatment.

In traditional acupuncture philosophy each person is considered as unique and, therefore, a number of treatments required depends on the individual. A change in your symptoms is often felt within the first three treatments.

To discover how your energies are flowing in your body, the acupuncturist is likely to feel your pulse on both wrists, noting their quality, rhythm and strength. The structure, colour and coating of your tongue also gives a good guide to your physical health.

The aim is to discover which energy channel needs adjusting for your specific complaint to improve, and which require treatment to boost your overall energy and vitality.

There are around 500 recognised acupuncture points on the body, of which about 100 are most commonly used. Stimulation of specific areas on the skin affects the functioning of certain organs in the body.

The acupuncturist may supplement the needle treatment with moxa, a smouldering herb which is used to warm acupuncture points to encourage the body's energy to flow smoothly. Other methods of stimulating acupuncture points include using lasers or electro-acupuncture. Massage or tapping with a rounded probe are techniques particularly suitable for small children or for people with a fear of needles.


For appointments or enquires please ring Maidstone (01622) 661055 or Strood (01634) 723600 where our reception team will be happy to help.

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