During the visit

Initial visit which also includes consultationmight take 1,5h - 2h depending on the complexity of the disorder.

Diagnosis is established on the basis of Anamnesis (patient’s history), palpation of the body, pulse reading and tongue inspection.

Treatment duration is ca 60 min (ca 30 min for each side, lying on the back and the front of the body).

In most cases the whole body, including scalp and ears, is treated by acupuncture.

TEAM acupuncture never targets or stimulates nerves intended for treatment.
Particularlyslender and fine acupuncture needles (about the size of a cat whisker) Japanese J type needles are used.
Since 1978 Seirin has been setting the world's standards for high quality, uniform, painless acupuncture needles.
Such needles are contained in a special guide tube.
This special method ensures a precision guided and distraction manoeuvred needle insertion, which patient may (or may not) experience as a slight initial prick, sometimes described as a mosquito bite.

While needling an acupuncture point, practitioner’s goal is to achieve the phenomenon of Propagation of Needling Sensation along the Meridian, PSM.
In Chinese medicine, PSM is associated with the phenomenon called De Qi, the "arrival of Qi" to the acupuncture point that is being stimulated, this is essential for the treatment effect.

The character of the PSM vary with each individual and method of stimulation.
There is often soreness, numbness and distension in the case of needling, a warm or hot flow in moxibustion, electrical numbness in electro-acupuncture, and a sensation of flowing water in point-injection therapy.
There may be also itching or a sensation as of “creeping ants upon the skin”.
Any discomfort will either fade on its own or ease up as your acupuncturist adjusts the needles.

Acupuncture increases blood circulation locally as well as overall in the circulatory system.
This can be observed as slight skin redness on the site of needling.

The duration of a treatment session is 60 minutes, sometimes longer depending on the complexity of the condition.

The response to acupuncture therapy (and other TEAM treatments) always differ from individual to individual.
There can be a quick relief of symptoms and recovery – within one, two or three sessions.
Most cases require a full course of acupuncture, of 8 to 10 treatments.

Typically, after five treatment sessions body starts to respond to the therapy.