In Center clinic, only one person
is seen at a time. Information given is treated confidentially.
Usually the first visit takes a little more than an hour,
while subsequent treatments take between 50 and 60 minutes.
A correct diagnosis is essential for successful treatment,
and follows a systematic procedure. Information is collected
using the “4 methods of examination”, namely,
looking (e.g. tongue), listening (e.g. breathing,
voice), asking (e.g. nature of pain) and feeling
(e.g. pulse). These “signs and symptoms” are not
seen as isolated, but as part of a greater picture. By interpreting
them correctly a pattern of disease is arrived at which can
then be treated.
In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), a person is seen as
a physical, mental-emotional, and even spiritual entity, and
is diagnosed and treated as such.
Acupuncture needles are hair-fine and pointed in a way that
insertion is swift and painless. The sterilized needles are
made according to exacting quality control procedures. Only
disposable needles are used in the clinic.