At your first appointment Lu attains a complete picture of your current health status by taking a detailed account of your symptoms, medical and family history, shocks, traumas. Some of the questions about body functions are a little surprising for some, but all the information is relevant to make an accurate differential diagnosis in TCM terms. Your tongue is inspected for information of its shape, colour, size & coating. Pulse diagnosis which is taken on both wrists. Lu may check the temperature of your skin and palpate problematic areas & abdomen.
With this information Lu differentiate's what is happening internally and forms a treatment plan. The plan includes treatment individually tailored, with a focus on your health and wellness goals. Treatment aims to restore right relationships in the body, balancing Yin and Yang energies, qi and blood flow.
Treatment often includes a combination of Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Tui Na (massage), Moxabustion, Tendon Stretching, Cupping, Dietary Advice, Stress Management and Exercise suitable to the individual.
Based on your differentiated diagnosis and plan acupuncture points are selected. Treatment is administered, herbs may be given for you to take at home to assist in the balancing process. Initial consultations take 1.5-2 hours, acupuncture treatment is included in the initial consult. In clinic you are treated as a whole person, the signs and symptoms you have are addressed along with the root causes for long term sustained results.