Further treatmentsFollowing the initial diagnosis and treatment, an ongoing treatment protocol will be tailored to the individual. Mostly, treatments will be on a weekly basis to start with and will then be spread out as the patient’s condition improves. In Chinese Medicine, each person is regarded as an individual. Each session will be designed around you and how your energy is changing. The healing process is easily monitored as the patients energy becomes more balanced and symptoms disappear. A general rule of thumb might be one month of treatment for every year a symptom has persisted, although this can vary. Shion usually tells patients to allow for at least five treatments to begin to make an impact on significant symptoms.
You may also find that acupuncture has the side effect of clearing up other nagging but less significant symptoms as treatment progresses, such as sleeplessness or problems in elimination. Acupuncture often fits well as a resource in a patient’s life after the main symptoms disappear, providing seasonal tune-ups and a way of strengthening when needed.
Shion will make an effort to suit patients life styles and working routines and stick to regular slots should patients require those.