2. Your Actual Treatment

The Consultation

 

  • Having had a chance to talk on the phone prior to your appointment we aim to have covered the diagnostic aspect of your treatment.   As you enter the treatment room we ask for you to remove shoes and socks and immediately get on the couch as instructed by your therapist so that we can commence work on treatment as soon as possible.

 

  • You will notice that the usual comfortable chair that you sit in during consultation has been removed, and a wipeable chair is in it place, this is for placing removed clothing and to assist your removal and replacement of shoes and socks.  We kindly ask that the only furniture you come in contact with are this chair and the couch.

 

The 2 Metre Rule

 

  • During your treatment, a therapist will need to be within your “2 metre” bubble as we take your pulse and perform the acupuncture, this is why we (patient and therapist) need to be wearing effective face masks. 

 

  • All hands-on treatment have an increased risk of infection, so we aim to keep being in your bubble down to a minimum.

 

  • Massage plays a major part of treating muscular skeletal ailment in Chinese Medicine and your recovery. Depending on what the signs and symptoms are depends upon what needs doing, though we aim to keep this type of contact down to a minimum.

 

Relaxation

 

  • During normal appointments we would stay with a patient while they relax, using Reiki or other therapeutic methods, we will have to step out of your bubble to either allow you to relax, enjoy the view out of the window or to chat from a safe physical distance. 

 

Hygiene 

 

  • Due to the need for finger dexterity as acupuncturists it is unlikely that we will be wearing gloves, therefore our hand washing needs to be regular and thorough.

 

  • During your time in the treatment rooms, please aim to restrict your contact with furniture and surfaces, as everything that you touch increases risk for future patients and will add to the post treatment clean down.

 

  • Please allow us, as therapists, to open and close any doors, we are operating the clinic as single therapists at a time so some doors will be left propped open.