STEP ONE – COMPREHENSIVE CONSULTATION
Before commencing your treatment we carry out a comprehensive consultation, taking an in depth look at specific ailments which are impacting on your health and wellbeing. We also look at more general and subtle aspects of your health which help refine the understanding of your patterns of health. These include factors such as hydration, thirst, body temperature, digestive and urinary habits, energy levels, sleep. This will also include observation of your tongue, taking your pulse and palpatory assessment. If at this time it becomes apparent that you require further care such as referral to your doctor or another healthcare practitioner.
During this session we will establish which Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments are most suitable for you the most common being acupuncture, herbal medicine or tui na massage. We will establish treatment goals and how we’ll measure your progress.
STEP TWO – INTENSIVE PHASE
Following a comprehensive consultation we will commence the initial stage of treatment. Your treatment can include acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, tui na massage, cupping and moxibustion. During this stage of treatment it is recommended to attend as frequently and consistently as possible. A minimum of one treatment per week is suggested for acupuncture and tui na. Chinese herbal medicine is recommended regularly with weekly follow ups to ensure you are responding to treatment. The length of this period of treatment is dependent upon the severity, intensity and duration of your main ailments. It can take one treatment of six weeks of treatment or more. We offer reductions on block bookings of six acupuncture sessions when you book your consultation.
STEP THREE – CONSOLIDATION PHASE
During this phase treatment can be less frequent as your primary ailments improve and you notice adaptations to your general health and wellbeing. Follow up sessions can move to a fortnightly or monthly basis as adaptive changes are maintained for longer periods of time. During this stage dietary and lifestyle habits can be changed to support the process of treatment. This phase can persist for those with chronic conditions that require ongoing management.
STEP FOUR – MAINTENANCE PHASE
This phase of treatment is when primary ailments have recovered, with little or no signs of regression. Treatments can be spaced out to every six to twelve weeks or longer, with health maintained with diet, lifestyle and exercise. Treatment frequency can be increased should there be any regressions.