Is Acupuncture Safe for Children?
Yes. Children usually respond very well to acupuncture. Plus at Root Practice children have the added comfort of being treated in their own home.
Who Has Acupuncture?
Many people use acupuncture to treat specific symptoms or conditions. Others choose acupuncture as a preventive measure to improve their general wellbeing and maintain their level of health. Acupuncture is considered suitable for all ages including babies, children and the elderly. It can be very effective when integrated with conventional medicine.
What Should I do Before Treatment?
Please avoid alcohol and food or drink that colours your tongue such as coffee or strong tea.Please also avoid eating large meals within an hour of your appointment; digestion will alter your pulse pattern and you may need to lie on your stomach. I would suggest wearing loose-fitting clothes to make the acupuncture points easily accessible.
Are there any Side-Effects of Acupuncture?
Some clients occasionally experience minor bruising at the needle point. Others may note a short-term flare-up of their symptoms as their qi clears and resettles.
Should I Advise my Doctor that I’m having Acupuncture?
Please advise me of any medication that you are taking prior to treatment as this may affect your response to treatment. It is also advisable to mention that you are planning to receive acupuncture with your doctor if you are currently receiving treatment.
Should I Continue to take Prescribed Medication?
Yes! Always consult with your doctor before stopping any medication.
Will my Private Medical Insurance Cover the Cost of Treatment?
That depends upon your insurer. Please check your individual policy details. The following insurers do cover the cost of treatment:
Simply Health– 0800 980 7890
Medisure– 0870 908 3393
Sovereign Health Care– 01274 729472
HSF Health Plan– 020 7202 1380
National Friendly– 0808 178 8205
Healthshield– 01270 588555
Do I Need to Pre-Book Appointments?
All appointments must be booked in advance.
How do I Decide which Treatment to have?
I am happy to answer any questions and discuss your options with you. Please contact me.
Do I Need to Remove my Clothes During Treatment?
No. I advise wearing loose fitting clothing in order to easily access acupuncture points, however, removal of clothes is not required.