Your First Appointment:
your fertility journey
First of all, you can expect to feel in safe hands. I’ve been using Traditional Chinese medicine to support patients with gynaecological issues for many years.
During your first consultation, I will take full details of your medical history as well as asking you questions about your lifestyle, stress levels and nutrition. In the language of Traditional Chinese Medicine, even the little details can make a huge difference and are of significance. So, I might also ask you quite intimate questions in order that I can ensure I’m not missing anything.
These questions may be about:
Your STD history
Family and medical history; physical, mental and emotional.
I will also ask to:
See your tongue
Take your pulse
Possibly see and touch/palpate your abdomen
If you have a concern about any of these things, please do let me know in advance by email as your emotional, physical and cultural comfort in the treatment setting is of great importance to me.
Please also bring any information you may have about your condition plus any investigation or blood test results you’ve had with you to your first consultation.
Based on what I find in our first meeting I will make a diagnosis and will prescribe, as appropriate, a treatment of acupuncture and herbal medicine. Our treatment time will always be tailored to you and your body but, as a guideline, you can expect acupuncture once a week for the first three months then once or twice a month after that.