Prior to treatment

During the initial appointment, new clients will be asked to complete their health history. Ros will begin the visit by asking you about your health concerns, diet, sleep, stress level, and other lifestyle habits. You may be asked about your emotions, appetite, food likes and dislikes, and response to changes in temperature and seasons.

During your visit, Ros will examine your appearance carefully, noting your complexion, voice, and tongue colour and coating. She will also take the client’s pulse at three points on each wrist, noting the strength, quality, and rhythm. In Chinese medicine, the tongue and pulses are considered to reflect the health of your organ systems and meridians.

Acupuncture is believed to affect the body’s immunity and as such, helps to reduce the immune response to an allergen.