Written by Integrative Today | Medically Reviewed by Deborah Farley | Updated on
You’re interested in homeopathic medicine and are eager to start treatments. Aside from being very interested in the benefits of acupuncture, you also want to make sure you find someone that you can rely on.
So, how do you go about finding the best acupuncturist possible when you haven’t used one in the past?
Finding someone to provide effective acupuncture treatment doesn’t have to be difficult. Follow these tips when you’re looking for safe and effective acupuncture treatment near you.
Acupuncture has grown in popularity over the past few years. The treatments have become so widespread it’s possible that someone you know has already gone through the same treatment you’re interested in!
Don’t be shy about asking friends, family members, co-workers, and other people you trust for recommendations. It’s always helpful to ask like-minded people for recommendations on things that matter the most to you.
You don’t have to stop with your inner circle. Reach out to your doctor or insurance provider to see if they have anyone they can recommend. You may be able to get a referral or a list of providers in your area that take your insurance.
The world of acupuncture is full of different treatments and specialties. If you want to ensure that you’re getting what you want, ask specific questions about the kind of treatment you’re interested in.
People that have issues with food allergies may want to ask if the place they’re interested in offers Alpha gel treatment. Others with allergic sensitivities that haven’t responded to other traditional treatments should consider Soliman Auricular Allergy Treatment (SAAT).
Are you unsure of what kind of treatment you need? Explain to them what issues you’re having and see what they have to recommend!
Ask About Communication Style
Acupuncture won’t be a one-and-done kind of treatment. It’s likely that you’ll have follow-up appointments and can have questions about your treatment.
It’s important to find a specialist you can easily talk to. Ask the clinic about their preferred communication style with patients and how they prefer to receive questions.
Having the legal ability to practice homeopathic medicine is important. It shows that the person you’re choosing to work with has the proper skills, training, and experience to perform treatments.
Do a little research to see what training the acupuncturist has and feel free to look up some of the institutions they’ve studied at. That can tell you a lot about their quality of work.
Also, be sure to do research on any current or recent malpractice claims. Acupuncturists with a lot of complaints should always be a red flag.
Find Your Best Acupuncturist Today
When you focus on the right things, finding the best acupuncturist can be easy. Getting referrals, asking the right questions, and doing your own research can do wonders for your search.
We’re ready to be the acupuncturist that can help you on your journey to wellness. Contact us today so we can create the right acupuncture treatment plan for you.
Meet Our Expert: Deborah Farley
Founder of Acupuncture Works,LLC in Lynchburg Virginia. Deborah is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Medicine as a Licensed Acupuncturist (L. Ac.).
She is also licensed by the State of Florida as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM). Deborah is a Diplomate of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
She graduated from the East West College of Natural Medicine with a Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine and a Bachelor’s Degree of Professional Health Sciences.