Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to your questions
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It really varies, for each person and also for different points on the body, see page on treatments.
People often imagine hypodermic-sized needles, but acupuncture needles are MUCH finer. A typical needle size is 0.2mm in diameter.
Yes! They are single-use, disposable and sterile.
All over! The network of Meridians run from the tips of the toes to the top of the head. However, many of the most frequently used points are on the hands and lower arms, and the feet and lower legs. Jessica will treat points on any body areas that you are sensitive about only if you are completely comfortable with it.
Loose, comfortable clothing.
It's better not to have acupuncture while very hungry, full or tired.
Your first appointment will be longer than subsequent ones to allow a detailed discussion of your health, and costs £65. Subsequent treatments are £45.
By cheque or cash, Jessica doesn't have facilities for credit cards.
Definitely! Get in touch to buy a voucher.
First appointment: 90 mins
Subsequent appointment: 45 mins
Yes, Jessica is available some evenings, usually until 7pm, with the last appointment at 6.15pm. These spots are popular though, and often booked up in advance!
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This depends upon your individual health and the reasons you have come to acupuncture. Some people may come for 4-6 appointments, although many come for longer, for example 10-15 appointments, and some choose to have ongoing regular acupuncture.
Initially the ideal is to come weekly. After a few weeks the interval between treatments can increase gradually, for example to monthly or bi-monthly.
Jessica obtained her Licentiate in Acupuncture after three years study at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine. She is a member of the British Acupuncture Council and has full professional indemnity and public liability insurance cover. Click here for more information about Jessica.
Jessica practices an integrated style including both the Five Elements and 'TCM' (Traditional Chinese Medicine) approaches. Click here for more information about Jessica.
For any medically-significant symptoms, it is important to utilise conventional medicine as well as any complementary therapies.
No! With many prescription drugs it is very important for your health that you do not stop taking them suddenly. If your symptoms improve to the point where you would like to cut back or stop taking your medication, this is something you should discuss first with your GP, so that your dosage is reduced at a safe pace.
Unfortunately after a change in the regulations we can no longer share information here about acupuncture in relation to a wide range of health conditions, however for each of the conditions below you can click through to receive information from Jessica by email.
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