First of all, you can expect to feel in safe hands. I’ve been using Traditional Chinese medicine to support patients with gynaecological issues since 1999.
During your first consultation, I will take full details of your medical history as well as asking you questions about your lifestyle, stress levels and nutrition. Please also bring any information you may have about your condition plus any investigation or blood test results you’ve had.
While we’re together I may recommend diagnostic tests, such as hormone checks at certain times of your cycle, which may help to identify any underlying cause for your gynaecological issues. I may also recommend that you see another specialist for Western medical treatments, nutritional support or emotional/psychological support.
Everyone I recommend to you is part of my trusted network of fertility support practitioners; like-minded doctors and therapists who specialise in treating fertility, obstetrics and gynaecology. All these practitioners place great emphasis on continuing professional development and training, and are registered members of their profession’s governing bodies.
Based on what I find in our first meeting I will make a diagnosis and will prescribe, as appropriate, a treatment of acupuncture and herbal medicine. This will always be tailored to you and your body but, as a guideline, you can expect acupuncture once a week for the first three months then once or twice a month after that.