Qi (Ch'i) "life force" or "spiritual energy"
Yin Yang | Qi | Elements | TCM | Causes | Diagnosis | Meridians

An acupuncture treatment begins with a traditional diagnosis. It is a longer than usual session where Gisela will ask you in detail about your main complaint. She will be looking at underlying causes and patterns, all of which guide treatment. You will be asked about other symptoms, your medical history and current medication. A picture is gathered on your general state of health, including your respiration, circulation, digestive system, sexual health, sleep patterns, joints and other aches and pains. Your emotional wellbeing is looked at and how your lifestyle, stress and anxieties affect you.

To gather a fuller picture, Gisela will look at your tongue and read your pulses noting their quality, strength and rhythm. All this leads to a diagnosis, on which basis individual treatments are given taking account of each person’s unique patterns.
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