What information do I need to bring to my first consultation?
If you have any reports from your fertility specialist or gynaecologist, please bring them with you when you attend your initial consultation. If you do not have any reports do not worry. It is more import that you are clear as to what the doctors have diagnosed in regards to your fertility. This way, your acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can better be customised.
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are based on different diagnostic paradigms to that of modern medical science. Diagnosis for acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine have an emphasis on the signs and symptoms as they are subjectively experienced by the patient. It would therefore be of some assistance if you take notice of how you feel in the days preceding your initial consultation. Don’t worry about how irrelevant or insignificant your symptoms may be, still write them down.