How To Find The Right Acupuncture Therapist

Acupuncture Treatment

Finding an acupuncture therapist does not need to be a daunting task. If you’re new to acupuncture or don’t know much about it, acupuncture is a Chinese medical practice that is over three millennia old. Acupuncture works by balancing and redirecting energy flow along pathways called meridians throughout the human body. When energy becomes blocked or misdirected, illness, pain, and discomfort result. Left untreated for too long, the condition can become serious and require urgent medical treatment. Acupuncture works to correct these faulty energy misdirections by using sterile needles to redirect energy along the correct pathways.  This article is about how to find the right acupuncture therapist for you.

Things To Consider 

There are some things to consider when looking for an acupuncture therapist. Money is important, so ask how much the sessions will cost. Talk to your insurance company to find out if the sessions are covered and how many sessions are covered in one month or one year. Many insurance companies are now jumping on the bandwagon of acupuncture as it gains popularity in the Western hemisphere. Word of mouth reference is one important consideration. If you know someone who regularly receives acupuncture treatments and they swear its changed their life in a positive way, find out who their acupuncturist is and give them a

The facility you receive the treatment in must have a relaxed atmosphere. What would make you feel more comfortable? A sterile clinic with white walls and bright lights or a small candle-lit facility with light music playing? That all depends on personal preference, and its up to you what you decide. Call around and ask acupuncturists what styles of acupuncture they practice and what conditions they are most effective at treating. Find out about the educational background of the practitioner, and scrutinize their reviews as much as possible. Someone who has been in business for a long time will have a strong clientele and a good reputation that follows them in

Remember to always ask a lot of questions when looking for the right acupuncture therapist. I’m not just telling you to check reviews, but call the office of the therapist you are interested in, asking them lots of questions. They probably only want your business and will be more than glad to assist you with any questions you may have! It is good to check network practitioners first if your insurance supports acupuncture and then start looking outside of the network.

In Review

Correctly choosing the right acupuncture therapist will take a bit of time, so it is good to set aside an entire afternoon to have enough time to compare therapists. After checking reviews and asking questions, ask if you may speak to the acupuncture therapist to meet them face to face. Ensure that you get along with them well. After all, if someone is going to be sticking needles in your body, you better be comfortable with that person! When you make the in-person visit, you will have an opportunity to evaluate the facilities, so make sure you ask the receptionist if you would be allowed to take a peak inside the room beforehand.