Edinburgh Natural Health Centre
If this is your first time for treatment with Chinese medicine, whether herbs, acupuncture or some other mode, we know you may be a little apprehensive! The ideas used in Chinese medicine are very different from the Western medicine you are used to, and the way disease is treated is quite different too.
After completing a registration form (see separate entry on site) which gives us your name, address and so on, we ask you to tell us all about your reasons for coming, the nature of the pain or problems you have, its background and the background of your health.
As you talk we are deciding what sort of energy you have, because if we can gauge this we can work out how to treat you more effectively. We then differentiate your problem into the syndromes of Chinese medicine (see elsewhere on this website for more details of these). From there we can decide on treatment.
Usually we would explain this thinking to you and give you some idea of the likely prognosis, and of how many treatments you will probably need before you can expect some improvement.
We need to know what other treatments you have had or are having, and we do need to know what medication(s), health enhancing substances, vitamins, minerals, protein drinks or other supplements you are taking in addition to food.
Although we do not insist, we prefer it if your own doctor knows that you are receiving treatment from us.
Life being what it is, people often visit us when they have tried many other treatments, and whilst they have been looking for a cure, their health has diminished and their disease has become more chronic. Whereas one treatment might have 'cured' the problem some years before, it now requires a series of treatments. Some people need only a few treatments, others need ten, twenty or more.
Once better, many people return for 'top-up' session from time to time.
If you receive acupuncture, you may find that you feel pleasantly relaxed, or a little tired after the first treatment. If this happens, we suggest you try to take a rest.
On the day of your treatment, we suggest you take no coffee, strong stimulants, or alcohol. Immediately before or after treatment do not eat a large meal and do not take any very vigorous exercise.
Follow-up treatments and Frequency
We can accept payment by CASH or CHEQUE.
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