The acupuncturist will use a number of different diagnostic methods to get a complete picture of your health and lifestyle, including taking a full medical history, reading your pulses, and looking at your tongue. Based on this information, the acupuncturist makes a diagnosis and puts together your personal treatment plan. Acupuncture points are selected according to your symptoms. The single-use sterile needles come in sealed packs: they should be opened in front of you and are safely disposed of after each treatment.
It is a good idea to have eaten in the few hours before treatment and consumed plenty of water.
Loose clothing can often make it easer to do a treatment as the treatment often uses acupuncture points on the arms and legs.
Acupuncture needles are much finer than needles used for injections and blood tests. When the needle is inserted you may feel a tingling sensation or dull ache. This sensation will often last for the duration of the treatment and some times beond. Patients often coment that these sensations are accompanied with a deep feeling of relaxation and well being.
Acupuncture is a safe treatment for all. It can be used as a stand alone treatment or in parallel with western medical.
All treatments are carried out using single use pre sterilised needles.
Treatment can be carried out safely during pregnancy and on children.
It is very rare for a patient to suffer with even mild side effects following treatment. However any effects felt are brief and can usualy be prevented by eating before treatment and drinking plenty of fluids on the day.
Chelmsford Acupuncture Clinic
1 Tindal Square
Essex CM1 1EH
Tel: 01245 347277
Clinic opening hours
Monday 08:30 - 20:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 20:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 20:30
Thursday 09:30 - 17:30
Friday 08:30 - 17:00
(The clinic takes calls at the weekend, but no treatment is offered during this time).