The motivation behind our ‘How We Do Things’ at An Shen Acupuncture is that we want to provide the best care for our patients. But it’s more than that. We want to help you achieve your specific health and well-being goals quickly, efficiently and effectively, so that you can go back to getting on with your life and confidently recommend us to others who need our help. To this end, we offer a four step system:
Step One – Your Free Consultation
At your FREE consultation you meet your practitioner and discuss your case in a relaxed, no pressure environment. This is your opportunity to check us out and make sure we’re a good fit for you, and we get to make sure that we’re confident we can help you. At the end of your free consultation, once you’re familiar with who we are and how we do things, you will be given the opportunity to schedule your full intake appointment.
Step Two – Your Intake Appointment
During your intake appointment your practitioner will go over your full case and medical history in detail, asking questions about your current symptoms, how they impact on you day-to-day, and about any previous health issues. With a full picture of your health and goals, they will then develop a treatment plan with you, and you will have your first treatment.
Step Three – Your Treatment Plan & Follow Up Treatments
Your individual treatment plan will include an estimate of timescale and number of sessions required, and you will have a period of attending for follow up acupuncture treatments.
Step Four – Goal Attained!
Once your particular pain is gone and you’re feeling more like your old self, we start to reduce the frequency of follow up visits and prepare you for finishing treatment. Some patients enjoy the relaxation aspect of their treatments so much that they opt to return periodically for a ‘top-up’. This is purely a personal decision though.