Treatments and Consultations
First consultation. A session lasting between two and three hours, where time is spent on establishing a full clinical record and conducting a complete review of all relevant health background. It includes a full acupuncture session, formulating herbs, and nutrition recommendations. Patients are recommended to bring a list of medicines, supplements or other information they might consider relevant to treating their health problem.
Follow-up consultations. These last one hour. It is envisaged that in these sessions the therapeutic method or combination of methods the patient has chosen is adopted, from the options available (acupuncture, herbal medicine, moxibustion, aromatherapy, nutrition advice, qi gong, feng shui, somatic experience).
Auricular acupuncture sessions. These last 30 minutes. Auricular acupuncture has been widely used to help patients through periods of pharmaceutical or recreational drug abstinence, and also to control appetite and overcome addictions. These short treatment sessions involve the parasympathetic nervous system and normalise physiological functions throughout the duration of major lifestyle changes. To get the best result from this therapy, patients are expected to have between two and four sessions per week.
Auricular acupuncture is also ideal for people whose time or budget is limited.
Home consultations. Available for patients with restricted mobility or acute illnesses that prevent them from attending the doctor’s practice.
Telephone or Skype consultations. These sessions last one hour and are available for people not living nearby. During these sessions, the patient can get advice on changes in habits and improving quality of life, atonement about fundamental concepts of oriental medicine that are applicable to the patient’s condition, and herbal, mineral, nutrition or aromatherapy formulations.
Community acupuncture. This arrangement consists of collective acupuncture sessions. They will take place in communal facilities where patients will remain seated in a single area. This arrangement is convenient for patients with a restricted budget, and enables numerous patients to be treated in a limited period of time.
“Silence is something that comes from your heart, not from outside. Silence doesn’t mean not talking and not doing things; it means that you are not disturbed inside, there is no talking inside. If you’re truly silent, then no matter what situation you find yourself in, you can enjoy silence.”
Thich Nhat Hanh, 21 Century AD.