Our acupuncturist will arrive on time at your home address. He will bring all the necessary equipment which includes a portable therapy bed, the acupuncture set and paperwork. He might need some spare space to assemble the therapy bed. Not much space is necessary and requires less than 3 minutes to assemble the bed.
First, he’ll make sure your paperwork is complete and answer any questions before guiding you to the physical examination. In some cases, the acupuncturist might send you the medical intake by email to be filled in advance before the first visit so the session can be more focused to the treatment. You may feel that some questions appear unrelated to your presenting symptoms, but all this information helps to create a thorough understanding of your condition. The acupuncturist will ask you about a wide variety of topics, such as your sleep or elimination patterns, your digestion and emotional state, your gynecological characteristics (if you are a woman), etc.
The physical examination requires tongue and pulse checks. You may be examined in areas of muscular pain or tension, which may be palpated. If you are taking any medication you should mention on the first visit. Afterwards, the acupuncturist will ask you to lie down in the therapy bed. He’ll explain what care will involve and what you can expect along the way. Please visit our FAQ page for further details.
Please prepare to spend around 1 hour with us on this visit.
All the information provided will be kept strictly confidential. Consent Informed form is signed up at the first visit.
When we return, we’ll review what we discussed on your first visit and proceed with your treatment. We recommend this visit be never longer than 1 week later the first visit. This visit will be much quicker, lasting around 45 minutes.
The number of subsequent treatments would depend on the condition treated. One treatment is often not enough to cure what ails you. Although some patients respond favorably after only one or two treatments, others may need further sessions. On each session, we review the markers of your progress (e.g which symptoms are relieved, which ones are still occurring, etc) so we might establish an estimation of how many sessions you would need to treat your "headline" condition.
Follow-up should be never longer than 1 month later as your signs and symptoms need to be assessed as your condition improves.
Improving your health is our goal: we don't offer course of acupuncture sessions or pre-paid packages treatments: we give people the freedom to choose what's right for them and decide as they go. As a general rule, for best results, acute conditions require between 1 and 10 sessions with 2 to 3 treatments per week. Depending on the condition, it will be reduced to once a week then to once a fortnight then to once a months until the problem completely resolves.
We will never recommend more sessions than the necessary for your condition. Our focus is to resolve your problem naturally, as quick as possible.
Payments in cash only.
Appointments cancelled less than 24 hours before will incur a charge of € 40 to cover costs.