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PRE-TREATMENT FAQs

IS ACUPUNCTURE SAFE?

Yes, but please check the credentials of an Acupuncturist and how many hours of training they have undertaken, before booking a treatment.

When you visit Koru Acupuncture, you are being treated by a member of the British Acupuncture Council who has completed the mandatory 3 years / 3600+ hours of acupuncture training under continuous assessment and adheres to a strict Code of Practice.  

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY TREATMENT?

Please try not to arrive hungry or thirsty.  

Your modesty and comfort is top priority regardless of what you wear, but wearing loose comfortable layers will minimise the need to remove clothing.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM MY FIRST SESSION?

Initial appointments are around 90 minutes and follow-up treatments are 50-60 minutes. 

Your medical history will be taken and we will discuss the reason for your visit.  

Your individual treatment plan will be based on your state of health and lifestyle. 

The combination of points used will be right for your whole body, as well as your symptoms. 

It may not just be needles that are used!  Dependent on your needs, massage, cupping, Gua Sha and Earseeds may also be incorporated.  This does not change the cost of the treatment.

Acupuncture needles are so fine that most people don’t feel them being inserted.  You may feel a mild tingle as they are adjusted.  Many people feel deeply relaxed during the treatment.  In fact, it is the ultimate compliment if you fall asleep!  You can typically expect to rest with the needles in for around 20 minutes.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

This depends on the scenario.  For recurring conditions, a course generally consists of 6-8 treatments.  However, effects may be noticed after just a couple of sessions. 

We will always discuss the expected number of treatments and review this together, dependent on your progress. Where a condition is chronic, you may wish to consider occasional "maintenance" sessions after the initial course has finished.

DO I NEED TO HAVE A MEDICAL COMPLAINT TO RECEIVE ACUPUNCTURE?

Not at all!  TCM acupuncture is viewed as a preventative medicine. 

Schedule yourself for a treatment once every few weeks to help maintain balance in a busy world.

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