At your first visit, our practitioner will get a thorough understanding of your health conditions through asking a comprehensive list of questions related to your health concerns such as the nature of your illness, medical history, lifestyle and diet etc. The practitioner may also take your blood pressure. TCM diagnostic techniques such as pulse palpating, face and tongue observation will also be used to ascertain your health status.
At the conclusion of your first consultation, our practitioner may recommend you to undergo a therapy plan with several courses of treatment pertaining to your conditions and lifestyle. Herbal medicine and acupuncture are often applied, along with advice on lifestyle, diet and exercise. Some conditions may require a combination of treatment like cupping and tui na.
How should you prepare for the treatment sessions?
• Make sure you have something light an hour or two before the visit and do not consume any alcoholic or caffeinated beverages. Receiving treatment on an empty stomach may affect effectiveness and you may also feel dizzy after the treatment.
• Wear comfortable clothes. You will be asked to disrobe to undergarment but robes or coverings will be provided. We have female staff on site to provide assistance to female customers or to address any concerns or queries.
• Avoid wearing strong perfumes or cologne.
• Refrain from doing heavy exercises right before the appointment.
• Provide a list of medications you are taking.
• Bring along any relevant imaging or lab work
Appointments are required for all consultations to avoid long waiting hours. We recommend you to arrive on time as the more relaxed you are, the more accurate the diagnosis.
How often should you come for treatment?
As part of your first visit, our practitioner will propose a therapy plan. Since every individual is different with varied conditions, it is difficult to state definitively how many treatments will be required. In general, acute conditions of recent onset may require 2 or 3 treatments. Chronic conditions usually require more treatments to achieve sustainable results.