How To Identify The Right Acupuncture Therapist For You

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Acupuncture is a very personal type of therapy. It’s always a good idea to choose an acupuncture therapist that has worked on very specific cases. Just as it’s a good idea to choose a doctor that specialises in a particular medical problem if you’re suffering from that problem yourself, it’s best to choose an acupuncturist that has experience with your particular difficulty. Experienced acupuncturists that have seen particular sets of patients again and again throughout their careers will know exactly what to do when faced with a new patient in a similar situation.

So, if I asked you how to identify the right acupuncture therapist for you, would you interview them? Well, it’s often a good idea to interview a potential acupuncturist. People often visit doctors before becoming their patients during consultation appointments. Plenty of acupuncturists are willing to do the same thing. Patients can discuss their potential issues or existing issues with their prospective acupuncturists in order to determine whether they’d be a good fit. Acupuncturists can also always recommend colleagues within their fields if they think that they’d work better. Acupuncturists work as part of a community, and contacting them directly allows one to work with that community. Phone interviews will sometimes work just as well as consultation appointments in person, but different acupuncturists will agree to different types of consultations.

During the consultation, acupuncturists should tell prospective patients about their specialties, which can help patients determine whether they’d be right for them. Many acupuncture therapists have multiple specialties. Experienced therapists are more likely to have multiple specialties. Patients that are new to the acupuncture community should often try to seek out acupuncturists that have more experience, so they’ll be that much more likely to have encountered patients like them. It takes time to adjust to any sort of new therapy, and it’s always a good idea to find the right therapist for the sake of that introduction.

Why not stop by Elements London or give us a call on 020 7935 1552 to book your next appointment in Central London.  We’re based at 41 Paddington Street, Marylebone, London W1U 4HN