What to expect when you first visit our facility
New patients will go through the registration process with our receptionist in order to get the clients details. Once registration is over, you will be introduced to our physician for consultation. During your consultation, the physicians will try and diagnose the problem as you explain the symptoms.
Our approach at the clinic is to treat the body as a whole and not just parts of it, so the more we know about your general health and medical history, will make it easier to treat the problem effectively.
The initial consultation will take about ten to fifteen minutes depending on the issue. During the consultation, feel free to ask as many questions as possible. We want our clients to feel comfortable with our physicians before any treatment begins. This helps to create unity between physician and patient.
The physician may ask for further medical tests before therapy begins. Patients are usually asked to come along with any previous medical reports. We do not conduct medical/lab tests at our facility. We may advise the patient to run some tests if we feel the information given by the patient is not conclusive enough.
During treatment, patients are asked to remove their clothing for examination. We advise men to wear underwear while women wear a back-fastening bra and underwear. We will provide body covering for patients as they are being treated.
The treatment may consist of a range of techniques such as needling, cupping, massage, moxibustion, heating pads, stretching, mobility/strengthening exercises and body manipulation. If at any time you do not understand anything or find any of the techniques uncomfortable, please do not hesitate to inform the physician.
After treatment, patients are advised not to overstress the body. Your muscles have been relaxed and joints stretched during the treatment so you must not overstrain yourself as not to aggravate the problem. During this period you may feel tired or experience minor discomfort. This is part of the body’s response to the treatment and you will feel better after a few days. If you are at all concerned, please feel free to call us.