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Four Steps To Find The Right Acupuncturist To Address Your Specific Needs

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For over two millennia, acupuncture has been used by the Chinese where it originated from. Now, it is one of the most widely used and oldest medical therapies in the world. Interestingly, this ancient extremely versatile modality did not reach the United States until the early 1970s.

Acupuncture involves the application of solid thin small metal needles into specific points in a person’s body. Once inserted, the needles are manipulated through the use of electrical stimulation or by the skilled hands of an acupuncturist.

It is extremely important that you seek out an acupuncturist who is experienced, licensed and qualified if you are considering undergoing acupuncture treatment. Unfortunately there have been people practicing this procedure that are not licensed and unqualified and do not have the proper credentials. They are one of the reasons why some people choose not to try acupuncture since besides being ineffective in the hands of these unqualified practitioners, the treatment led to more pain. Therefore, to make sure that you get the best treatment possible, you need to allocate some time looking searching for the right acupuncturist to treat you. The following is a list of steps that can help you find the right practitioner.

Step 1 – You can go online and find qualified and/or licensed acupuncturists who have clinics near the place where you live. Your health provider or doctor can also provide you with referrals. The best place to find the right acupuncturist is still in the internet. You can go to the NCCAOM website where you can find an acupuncturist near your area.

Step 2 – After creating a list of potential acupuncturists, you can select three or four names from it and phone them. Ask if they offer free consultation and if they do, take up their offer. By doing this you will be able to assess their abilities and determine whether you are comfortable getting treatment from them or not.

Step 3 – When you meet these practitioners, it’s essential to find out about their qualification and what kind of training they’ve had. Choose only the ones who have achieved the qualifications to work as a medical acupuncturist or have gotten a degree in Chinese Medicine. They also should have passed the state licensure exam that gives them the right to practice acupuncture in that state.

Step 4 – Besides knowing about their qualifications and training, you need to know how much experience they have. Rather than striving to know how long the acupuncturist has been practicing his profession, try to know if he or she has experience in treating the health condition you’re suffering from. This will make you more confident that the acupuncturist will provide you with the right type of treatment for your specific problem.

We hope that these steps will make it much easier for you to find the right acupuncturist in Jacksonville to effectively and safely treat your medical condition.

Written by Valerie

July 11th, 2017 at 12:18 pm

Posted in Acupuncture