The Traditional Chinese Medical Process

Your first consultation may be longer than subsequent sessions. I need to assess your general state of health in order to identify the underlying pattern of disharmony and provide the most effective course of action. You will be asked about your current symptoms and what treatment you have received so far. You will also be asked about your medical history and that of your close family. I will also ask you about your diet, digestive system, sleeping patterns and your general emotional state. 

To discover how the energies are flowing in your body, I am likely to feel your pulse, noting the quality, rhythm and strength. The structure, colour and coating of your tongue also give a good guide to physical health. Once enough information has been gathered to determine the likely causes of your problems, I can select the appropriate treatments. The aim is to discover which energy meridians need adjusting for your specific problem to improve and what treatment can help to boost your overall energy and vitality. 

The Diagnostic Process

Diagnostic information is gathered by four methods of examination: looking, listening, asking and touching.

Traditionally the most important information is gathered by careful inspection of the tongue and from taking the patient's pulse. The state of the tongue, its colour and its coating will tell the practitioner about the state of the patient's health. I am trained to recognise 28 different pulse qualities at 3 different locations on each wrist and these will yield further information about the patient's energetic condition. Appropriate treatment will then be prescribed to assist with the problems and attempt to restore the body to its natural state.

Number of Treatments Needed

The frequency and duration of treatments will depend upon the patient. For example in the case of acute conditions, such as a very recent sports injury, the patient may only need one or two treatments whereas a more chronic situation will require more. I usually recommend treatments to be one to two times per week but, as the course of treatments go on and progress is made, the treatments become less frequent.

Chronic cases can take many years to develop and it is therefore likely that they will also take quite sometime to respond to treatment and start improving. It is important to allow the treatment time to take effect rather than to expect an instant "miracle cure". The total number of treatments will vary from patient to patient and I will discuss your own specific case with you.

Your Ongoing Health and Wellbeing

In matters concerning health it is important to ensure that nothing is overlooked. Your continued health is important to us and so we would always encourage that you also engage with your regular G.P. or healthcare provider. 

Disclaimer: The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your G.P. or regular healthcare professional. You should not use the information on this site for the self diagnosis or treatment of any health problem, or the prescription of any medication or treatment. You should consult with your regular G.P. before undertaking any changes in your healthcare regime or medication. You should not stop taking any current course of medication without first consulting the prescribing physician.