10 things to expect in an acupuncture session
… at least in a session with Andrew
- A full consultation. This involves inquiring into the purpose of your visit, your health history, your lifestyle, your diet, and anything else that may crop up in our conversation. It we run out of time in the first session, it will be continued in the follow up.
- Full confidentiality. Your visit is known to me only unless you choose to let others know about it.
- To be able to treat you accurately and appropriately, I will need honesty and openness from you. In turn, you can expect a completely non-judgmental approach from me. You are, after all, with me for a healing session, not an inquisition.
- Be realistic. Chronic conditions and mental-emotional health issues do take a period of time to stabilize, sometimes, for you to experience the results. I too will be realistic: if it reaches a stage when I feel I have done my best and could do no more, I will let you know.
- Acupuncture 1: if you are afraid of needles, I do practice a technique that is non-insertion. However, you need to let me know of your phobia.
- Acupuncture 2: you can be sensitive at some points and, on some days, particularly so.
- Acupuncture 3: it can leave a bruise though rarely.
- Acupuncture 4: relax and enjoy the healing.
- Herbs 1: I will be honest, most of the time, it will not taste like the nectar of the gods but it will heal like one.
- Herb 2: they are good for you. I do not use products derived from endangered species.