Your First Appointment:
your fertility journey
If you have clicked on this page you have made a major step in your fertility journey, or - your partner has sent you this link to have a read!
So lets get to it!
First of all, you can expect to feel in safe hands. I’ve been using Traditional Chinese medicine to support patients with fertility issues for many years, however I am here to help you and answer any questions you may have.
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. It can be very supportive for you if the person who will be supporting you through treatment to come along to this first meeting; they’ll be made very welcome. Please also bring any information you may have about your condition plus any investigation or blood test results you’ve had.
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.
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.
If you have any questions at all about this first meeting, please contact me. I understand that seeing me can be a big step and will answer any question (no matter how inconsequential you fear it may be) that helps set your mind at rest.
Finally, please note: I promise I will not put any needles in your penis or scrotum at any stage (I hear this question a lot!)