Chinese medicine can be used by people of any age or constitution. Your practitioner will take any previous or current illness or medication into account before providing treatment. With suitable adjustments for dosage and with some provisos which will be determined by your practitioner, children and pregnant women can very well be treated by Chinese medicine.
At your initial appointment, which will last about an hour, you will be asked lots of questions – not only regarding your main complaint, but also about your health in general. We will also look at your tongue and feel your pulse on both of your wrists; this is to aid us in our diagnosis of your particular imbalance. Your follow up appointment will properly be one to two weeks later and you will be prescribed herbs to cover this period.
The length of treatment will vary depending on the severity of the condition and how long you have had it. In some cases you can expect a good result in two weeks, for severe, chronic problems you may need take the decoctions for 8 -12 weeks.
Chinese herbs are very safe when prescribed correctly by a trained practitioner. Over the centuries doctors have compiled detailed information about the pharmacopoeia and placed great emphasis on the protection of the patient.