What happens during treatment

What to expect...

An initial consultation and short treatment lasts an hour. We will ask about your health (physical, emotional and possibly spiritual) and medical history. If you are seeking treatment for a physical and muscular injury we may conduct a a brief physical examination. We will look at your tongue and take your pulse.

You will have the opportunity to ask questions and to decide whether you want treatment to go ahead. A short treatment can then be given.

During that time fine needles, the width of two human hairs, are inserted into the body.  They are retained for about 10 minutes whilst you relax. The needles are then removed and the treatment is concluded.  (This is shorter than subsequent sessions, where the needles will be left in for around 20 – 30 minutes.) This is to allow us to see how your body responds to the treatment.

Often we will recommend a course of treatment. The length of this course will depend on your condition and how your body responds. Subsequent treatments usually last up to 60 minutes.

You may have to undress, keeping underwear on, depending on which areas of your body are being treated.  You will be left to undress in private and given towels to cover your body. We will remove towels during treatment only to gain access to one area of the body at a time.

You are welcome to bring someone into the treatment room with you.

Benefits of acupuncture

The British Acupuncture Council provides free fact sheets on acupuncture on over 30 conditions, including pain relief, fertility, IBS, stress, anxiety, depression, migraine and menopause.

It may also help many other conditions so please contact me to find out more.

The British Acupuncture Council website features recent reported stories on acupuncture.

What We Do With Your Personal Data

If you contact us we may store your name and telephone number on our Clinic mobile phone. Your email address may be stored on our devices. Both are password protected. Any email sent is deleted once actioned.

Facebook comments made by you on our page are in the public domain.

If you have contacted us via Messenger, these messages are stored on our devices and password protected.

The medical information you give us is hand written and kept by us for seven years, in accordance with our Professional Guidelines.

None of these details are disclosed to a third party without your consent.

You have access to any written information we have on you at any time.

You may ask us to destroy any data we have relating to you at any time.

Paying for your treatment

First consultations cost £50 and subsequent treatments are £40.

We accept payment by cash, cheque and credit / debit card.

If you are a member of a health cash plan such as Simplyhealth (formerly LHF or HSA) you can claim back some or all of the costs of treatment. As members of the British Acupuncture Council (MBAcC) our qualifications are recognised by all of the major health cash plan providers.

Address 61 Aire View Terrace, Leeds LS13 1DL

Email acupuncture@caitlinallen.co.uk

Phone 07971 927675