What To Look For When Considering Acupuncture Treatment
Good acupuncture treatment can be a blessing. If you are seeking relief and wondering how to choose the right person to help you, use care as you would when selecting any health care professional.
Assuming you’ve never had acupuncture treatment before, finding an acupuncturist can seem a little tricky. It may not be terribly clear just what to look for. You may not know what to expect. Will it be like visiting any other health clinic?
Some acupuncture practitioners treat virtually all conditions across the board. However, many others specialize in certain areas, such as muscle and joint pain or infertility. It’s important to ask your potential acupuncturist if they have experience in treating your particular condition. Also, ask about the results they’ve had doing it.
After speaking with them, you should have a gut feeling as to whether they are the right person or not. Did they give you a sense of confidence? Did you feel a sense of trust? Were they patient and willing to answer your questions? Some offer free consultations for first time patients.
Some other questions you can ask –
Where were they trained to practice acupuncture?
How long have they been practicing acupuncture?
Are they licensed?
Are they just doing acupuncture “on the side” while their primary practice is something else?
Just a few things to consider. You can’t know everything in advance, of course, but by using due diligence your chances of a happy outcome are much better. Don’t go cheap on this, and end up like the unhappy patient below. 🙂