Initial acupuncture appointments are for 90 minutes where a full medical case history is taken and a treatment is given. Follow up appointments are for up to an hour.
Follow up Acupuncture Treatment
At every treatment, Vera will look at your tongue and take your pulse to help with a diagnosis and choose the point selection.
Most people do not feel needle insertion but when activating Qi many may feel sensations such as tingling, electric pulsing, dull ache or heat which may carry on for a little while post-treatment. Most people experience a sense of calm and some sleepiness after a treatment.
Acupuncture or Reflexology?
That really depends on the individual and personal preference. If a person is really needle phobic then Acupuncture will be less beneficial as they will not be comfortable.
Both treatments can be very relaxing therapies and both help with stress and anxiety levels.
Sometimes it can depend on what an individual feels on the day of their appointment.
Acupuncture can sometimes be too strong a treatment and causing the effects of fainting, dizziness or nausea so Reflexology is a better alternative.
It does not necessarily mean that an individual cannot tolerate future Acupuncture treatments.
Some consider Reflexology a more of a grounding treatment.
Reflexology can help with eliminating fluids and waste through working on their lymphatic system therefore it is popular choice alongside receiving cancer treatment..
Although some people prefer Acupuncture to help purge the effects of drugs from their systems.
Vera is a member of the British Acupuncture Council as a professional body who help maintain high standards of practice for practitioners in the UK.