During the first consultation, the practitioner assesses the person as a whole.A detailed medical history will be taken,including emotional state, lifestyle, diet and any other underlying causes,rather than focusing only on the symptoms or disease. If appropriate, you may be advised also to see a doctor or other qualified practitioner.
Simple investigations such as blood pressure readings or physical examination may be done. Further tests may be advised via your GP or independent laboratory.
The findings will help make a diagnosis from which an individual management plan and course of treatment might be proposed. The practitioner will discuss this with you, along with any dietary and lifestyle changes.