ADDRESS

Cape Town @ West Beach,
@ Tokai & @ Malmesbury

PHONE

072 698-1097

What To Expect

Your First Visit

What to expect? You’ve decided to visit an Acupuncturist, but you’re not quite sure what to expect on your first visit.

The following page describes what happens in our office on the first acupuncture appointment. During the first visit to our office, we will complete the following:

  • Consultation
  • Examination  (if you decide that you would like our help)
  • Diagnostic studies (if indicated by examination)

Consultation

During your initial visit, you will sit down with the Acupuncturist, and discuss the reason for your visit. This is a time where you and the Acupuncturist will have an open discussion, so that he can attempt to get a better understanding of your condition. Topics usually include:

  • When did your pain / condition start?
  • Where is the pain located?
  • What do you think is the cause of your symptoms?
  • How is your condition affecting your life?
  • Is there anything that improves or worsens your condition?
  • What treatments have you already tried, and how successful were they?

Examination

The next step will only take place if you decide that you want our help after the initial consultation. The Acupuncturist examination will need to be performed to evaluate your condition and further develop a working diagnosis. In addition to general physical examination procedures such as blood pressure, pulse, respiration, and temperature, the examination may include specific orthopedic and neurological tests to assess:

  • Range of motion of the affected area that is observed while you walk, turn, bend, or lift
  • Muscle tone
  • Muscle strength
  • Neurological integrity
  • Posture

Diagnostic Studies

Diagnostic studies help diagnose conditions more accurately. The most common used by the Acupuncturist
include:

  • X-ray
  • MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), CT, or bone scan
  • Laboratory tests

It may be helpful to bring with you any copies of previous tests (for example, MRI or X-ray reports), lab results, and a list of any medications you are taking, including over-the-counter medications, nutritional supplements, vitamins, herbs, teas, and homeopathic and / or naturopathic substances.

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Diagnosis

The combination of the history, examination, and diagnostic studies (if necessary) will help us to determine the cause of your condition. We will then be able to determine if Acupuncture care can correct the cause of your condition.

If we determine that your condition would be more appropriately treated by another health care professional, we will make the proper referral. Your treatment plan may also involve collaborative care with other health care providers, such as a physical therapist, or a neurologist.

Treatment

If, after your history, exam, and any necessary diagnostic studies, you decide that you want us to help, then the Acupuncturist will put together a plan to correct the cause of your condition.

The first Acupuncture session lasts between 1 and 1.5 hours; and includes a full assessment and initial treatment.


您第一次访问

你已经决定去拜访一个针灸师,但你不能肯定期待在你第一次访问什么。

以下页面介绍了我们的办公室发生的事情在第一次针灸预约。我们的办公室第一次访问期间,我们将完成以下步骤:

会诊
检查(如果你决定,你想我们的帮助)
诊断检查(如果检查显示)

会诊

您最初的访问期间,你会坐下来与针灸师,并讨论您的访问的原因。这是一个时间,你和针灸师将有一个公开讨论,让他可以尝试更好地了解你的病情。主题通常包括:

什么时候你的痛苦/条件开始?
凡所在的痛苦?
你认为什么是你的症状的原因是什么?
您的病情是如何影响你的生活?
有没有什么改善或恶化的状况?
治疗方法是什么您试过,以及如何成功的人吗?

检查

如果你决定要进行初步磋商后,我们的帮助下一步才会发生。针灸师考试将需要进行评估您的病情和进一步发展工作的诊断。除了一般身体检查程序,如血压,脉搏,呼吸,和温度,则检查可包括特定矫形和神经测试,以评估:

当你走了观察患部的运动,反过来,弯曲或升降范围
肌张力
肌肉力量
神经完整性
姿势

诊断研究

诊断研究帮助更多准确地诊断的条件。最常见的针灸师用
包括:

X-射线
MRI(磁共振成像),CT,或骨扫描
实验室检查

它可能有助于你把以前的测试的任何副本(例如,MRI或X射线报告),实验室结果,和你正在服用的,包括过度的非处方药,营养补充剂任何药物的清单,维生素,药材,茶叶,并顺势和/或自然疗法的物质。

诊断

历史上,检查,诊断研究的结合(如果需要)将帮助我们确定你的病情的原因。然后,我们就能够确定是否针灸护理可以纠正你的病情的原因。

如果我们认为您的病情会被其他专业医务人员进行更适当的治疗,我们会作出适当的转介。您的治疗方案还可能涉及合作医疗和其他医疗服务提供者,如物理治疗师,或神经科医生。
治疗

如果,你的历史,考试,必要的诊断研究之后,你决定,你要我们帮助,那么针灸师会放在一起计划,纠正你的病情的原因。

1〜1.5小时之间第一届针灸持续;包括全面评估和初步治疗。