F.A.Q’s & Your First Treatment

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Is Acupuncture Safe?Acupuncture Belper Derbyshire Sep 2014

  • Acupuncture is considered to be a safe and effective treatment with very few if any side effects.
  • All Acupuncture needles are sterile and come in sealed packs which should be opened in front of you.
  • Each needle should only be used once, and then safely disposed of.
  • Members of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) are bound by a Code of Safe Practice and Professional Conduct.

The number of Acupuncture treatments you may need will depend upon …

  • Why you are coming to see me?
  • If your concern is chronic or acute?
  • How long you have had this concern?
  • How well you respond to treatment?
  • What your expectations of Acupuncture are?
  • How far you wish to explore the wider benefits of Acupuncture?

In most situations I would expect to see a client once a week for about six weeks. Some positive change is generally felt within this period, occasionally fewer treatments are sufficient. During each consultation we will discuss your progress and  use your feedback to help direct each session towards maintaining optimal improvement.

Acupuncture Derbyshire Sep 2014How long will my Acupuncture treatments take to complete?

  • Your first session can take up 90 minutes.
  • Subsequent treatments generally take around 45 minutes.

What does Acupuncture feel like?

  • Most people find Acupuncture to be very relaxing.
  • Clients often describe the needle sensation as a tingling or dull ache, which is one of the signs your Qi, or vital energy has been stimulated.

What should I do before an Acupuncture treatment?

  • Avoid eating large meals before and appointment.
  • Try not to eat or drink anything that may colour your tongue.
  • Try to avoid wearing make up or perfume as part of the diagnosis procedure involves looking at the colour on and around your face, and in identifying certain odours.
  • Wear comfortable lose fitting clothes.

How will I feel after my Acupuncture treatment?

  • You are likely to feel relaxed and calm.
  • If the treatment has been particularly strong you may feel tired or drowsy
  • Please take this into account if you will be driving or performing any activity that requires a level of safety awareness.

Belper Derbyshire - Acupuncture & Fertility Sep 2014Should my doctor know?

  • If you have been prescribed medication it is important to tell your Doctor.
  • Please tell your Acupuncture practitioner about any medication or supplements you are taking as this may affect your response to Acupuncture treatment.

Should I take my prescribed medication while I’m having acupuncture?

  • Yes.
  • The acupuncture treatment may enable you to reduce or even stop taking some forms of medication but you should always consult your doctor regarding any change of prescription.
  • DO NOT stop taking medication without professional guidance.

Does my private health insurance cover Acupuncture?

  • Some private health insurance policies can include acupuncture as part of their cover.
  • Provision of this should be checked with your policy provider.



Belper Derbyshire Acupuncture for stress relief - April 2013

 Belper Acupuncture Centre
Suite 9, 65 King Street, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1QA
01773 825 718