FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Are you still working during Covid19?
Because of the current pandemic, I am refraining from doing freelance visits, and am only based in one location, to make sure all Covid-19 hygiene guidelines & safety protocols are met, and to also ensure both patients and practitioner remain protected. If you do plan to visit, rest assure all precautions are in line, and maintained within the Public Health Guidelines. If you have any questions regarding treatments during this time, please get in touch to discuss.
Are you insured?
Yes. I am fully insured to carry out every treatment with 'Holistic Gold Insurance'.
I am also a member of the 'Chinese Medical Institute and Register' (CMIR) and the 'British Acupuncture Federation' (BAF), therefore provide the highest quality of care for the patient, ensuring all practice standards are always met.
I am also a member of the 'International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine' to ensure I deliver the highest standard of teaching.
Will I be covered by my Health Insurance?
My treatments are accepted by many Corporate Health Schemes and insurers.
I am proudly covered by Simply Health Insurers, MediCash, and the Transport Benevolent Fund for TFL.
Please check with your insurer before visiting to be sure.
Do acupuncture needles hurt?
Acupuncture is not supposed to hurt. It's supposed to be a relaxing experience. However, some acupuncture points can be a little sensitive on insertion due to blocked meridians, but they ease after just a few seconds. Each needle is so fine and delicate, you can fit 18 of them into a regular blood test syringe. However, any concerns or phobias can be discussed prior to your appointment.
Is cupping painful?
The suction from cupping does not hurt, but actually feels very much like a deep tissue massage and is relieving on tight, sore muscles.
Does cupping leave bruises, and how long do they last?
Cupping does not bruise. However, it does leave round marks where toxins and blood have been bought to the surface of the skin, some darker than others, and can last between a few days and up to two weeks depending on the level of blood stagnation or toxins in the area.
Do you treat my condition?
I treat many different conditions, however, each treatment is specifically tailored individually, so please do get in touch to see how I can help.
Are you guaranteed to fix my problem?
This all depends on the nature of your problem. Some problems are harder to fix than others. This will discussed during a consultation. I do guarantee to reduce pain and discomfort, however, we will also discuss how many treatments are needed to provide optimum results.
How long is treatment?
Treatment sessions usually last one hour, but we also offer 30 minute sessions for specific localized issues such as knee or elbow pain. Shorter and more frequent appointments are beneficial for this type of smaller problem. 90 minute sessions are also available for dual problem areas, such as a knee and an elbow.
Do you treat children?
Yes, children are welcome at my clinic, and their sessions are specifically designed for their age. However, anyone under 18 years old must have a parent or legal guardian present.