Initial consultation plus treatment will take about 1 – 1.5 hours. Follow up treatment will take about 1 hour. You will be asked some questions you may not consider relevant to your chief complaint, for example, your sleep pattern, energy level, diet, emotions, etc. However, because Chinese medicine takes the whole body into consideration rather than one local symptom, this information is important for a practitioner to make the best possible differentiation to guide their treatment.
As a part of your treatment experience, your tongue will be examined and your pulse will be felt. Tongue and pulse tell a lot about your body constitution.