Your First Visit

On your first acupuncture appointment Jon will go through a comprehensive health check with you. This will cover any present conditions that you are seeking treatment for, your health history and a discussion about any relevant areas of your lifestyle that might be related to your current state of health.
These questions are important because the holistic approach of Chinese medicine takes everything into account. Your current symptoms may not seem related to past health issues, but our bodies are complex systems and past events can leave their mark.


Jon will examine your pulse and tongue, which are two of the basic diagnostic methods of Chinese medicine. The acupuncture points chosen will depend on your condition so the number of needles and points used can vary from 2 to 20. Once the needles are inserted you will be left to lie comfortably for 15-20 minutes with the needles in place.
Many people find acupuncture treatment deeply relaxing.