As well as asking questions about your existing symptoms and past medical history, the diagnostic procedure will involve taking your pulse on both wrists and may also include observation of the tongue, body posture and face. 

                 The needles are all single-use, disposable and pre-sterilised.  They are very fine and
                     do not usually cause any pain, although some patients refer to ‘tingling’ sensations.                         Most people find acupuncture to be a deeply relaxing experience. 

                         Generally, the needles will be left in for approximately 20 minutes, during which                          time you are encouraged to relax whilst the practitioner continues to take your                          pulse and to assess any changes.

                         Please note: acu-magnets may be offered in place of needles for some patients.