A consultation for herbal therapy only (that is, not combined with a shiatsu treatment) takes about 45 to 60 minutes, with a thorough anamnesis taking up most of that time. First we will discuss the complaint that brought you to me, and the results you wish to achieve by using the herbs. Then I will ask questions about your primary complaint, any secondary complaints, and your general well-being and lifestyle. I will palpate your pulse at both wrists and inspect your tongue, to find out what the body can tell us. After the consultation, I will compose a formula and send it to the supplier. The herbs will then be delivered to your home within the following couple of days.