Contact Melanie Leeson Acupuncture for a free consultation to discuss your acupuncture treatment requirements.
My purpose is to make your experience a pleasant one, tailored to your needs. Each patient’s acupuncture treatment plan is unique. Some leave relaxed, some with renewed energy.
Treatment Process For Acupuncture
Your first acupuncture treatment will be longer than subsequent sessions. This allows time for a Chinese medical diagnosis.
Melanie will ask a number of questions to get a complete picture of your health and lifestyle, including a full medical history, taking your pulse, and looking at your tongue. She’ll make an assessment and put together your personal acupuncture treatment plan based on this information. Assessment may also include suggestions to enhance the long-term effectiveness of acupuncture treatment, such as dietary and lifestyle advice.
Acupuncture points are selected according to your symptoms as well as the state of your underlying health. The points chosen may not always be close to the part of the body where the problem is experienced.
There are many acupuncture points on the body, and Melanie will use only a small selection for each treatment. She may need to use points on your torso and back, in which case a gown and blanket will be provided. In some cases, other forms of treatment may also be applied such as Tui Na (Chinese massage), moxibustion (warming therapy) or Gua Sha (a massage technique using a specialised tool).
Cupping therapy may be applied in some cases. This is where suction cups manipulate areas of the body: acupuncture points or areas of tension often on the back, neck and shoulders. (Oil may be applied to the skin.) Cups move over tight muscles to relieve any tension and pain.