At the first treatment you will get an interview with questions about the complaint but also the person behind it.
After this, your pulse is felt and the acupuncturist will look at your tongue. With this, the acupuncturist will find additional information to make a correct diagnosis.
Optionally, additional information will be asked.
Thereafter the insertion of the needles will be started. This is done on a massage table or a chair. The skin where the needle is inserted is stripped of clothing and jewelry. The client often does not have to undress, loose fitting clothes will then be advised.
The needles are 0.16 to 0.25 mm thick and usually 2.5 cm long, this can also be longer, which is dependent on where they are inserted in the body. These are not hollow and many times thinner than an injection needle.
The needles are left for 15 to 20 minutes, after which they are removed again. For children this is shorter.
Optionally, moxa is used, this is an herb which gives energy to the corresponding meridian. Of course, everything is explained before it is applied.
Cupping can also be used if necessary. Cups are placed on the skin, which remain on the skin in a vacuum.
For children from 0 to 7 years needles are sometimes necessary, but there is also a technique, Tui Na or Tuina where no needles are used but by means of strokes at certain places of the body and in a way a similar effect has .