the consultation

The London Acupuncture Space offers acupuncture in South East London. We have acupuncture clinics in Blackheath SE3, Southwark SE1 and Canary Wharf E14.

All consultations are confidential and tailored to meet your specific needs. A thorough consultation includes your presenting condition, medical history, dietary and lifestyle factors. Your blood pressure may be taken and a tongue and pulse diagnosis form an integral part of the treatment. The acupuncture points selected may be on the arms, legs, hands, feet, abdomen, back or head and some clothing may need to be removed.

The sensation associated with acupuncture is often described as a ‘pull’ or a dull-ache. Needle sensitivity is always applied and methods such as, cupping, moxibustion, auricular (ear) acupuncture and ear seeds, electro-acupuncture, or acupressure and massage techniques may be appropriate. A course of treatments is recommended and a patient consent form requires signature.

We work closely with our patients in identifying patterns of behaviour and promotes the use of sleep, pain, allergy, or food diaries where necessary. In developing pre-conception programmes, natural methods of tracking ovulation, such as BBT (Basal Body Temperature) charting and cervical mucus monitoring are recommended.

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