TCM Consultation


At the Acu & HERBS, everyone is treated as an individual and all our treatments are individually tailored to your specific requirements.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (including Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal medicine) take a holistic or whole-body approach to health. Therefore, in order to get to the root of your body’s imbalance, we will take into account your whole well being, not just your symptoms.

We will try to find out how factors like your lifestyle, emotional and mental well-being may be affecting your health.



Initial visits generally last from 30-45 minutes.  This TCM initial half hour 4-stage consultation involves observing your appearance, research into the history of the symptoms, examining your tongue and taking your pulse.

You may be asked a wide range of questions about your symptoms, eating,  sleeping patterns, emotional states, past medical history, current medicines and anything that may offer insight into your health.

Once we have gathered enough information, we can then produce a confidential report and a treatment plan.  This tailored treatment plan will explain: your underlying imbalances, your time line of care, and other health recommendations that can reinforce a successful outcome.

Often your first treatment can take place directly after this initial consultation.