At your initial consultation we will talk about the condition you are seeking treatment for as well as your general health, medical history and lifestyle. After the initial discussion, and the checking of your pulse and tongue, a diagnosis will be formed and treatment planned. In most cases, the initial treatment is fairly conservative to ensure that you are comfortable and to allow time to see how you respond to acupuncture. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine looks at the body as a series of processes that need to work smoothly in order to stay healthy. By looking at the signs and symptoms you are feeling and experiencing we will find a set of main patterns and points that will need treatment. These points can be located anywhere on the body but will target the symptoms you are experiencing. A combination of acupuncture, moxa, cupping and acupressure may be used to bring about change at these points. It may also be beneficial to treat muscles directly if you are experiencing pain in certain muscles.