A full medical history is taken at the first session. The client is asked about current
symptoms, treatments they have received so far, their diet, the state of the body's
systems, sleep patterns and emotional factors.
The pulses, abdomen and the tongue are also studied as this provides vital information
about general health.
The assessment enables a treatment plan to be formulated and discussed with the client.
Treatment may involve lifestyle and dietary advice, massage, cupping, moxibustion
as well as the use of fine stainless steel needles into acupuncture points.