Did you know that the Chinese developed the ancient practice of acupuncture over 3,000 years ago? It’s true and is still going strong.
Acupuncture practices the idea that blocked energy can be removed and equilibrium restored. This practice stimulates certain body spots, or trigger points, with fine needles. Modern acupuncture can be a healing practice incorporated into your daily healthcare regimen.
Acupuncture is a go-to complementary medicine today. It is also a very regulated medical practice in the U.S. When looking for the right acupuncture clinic to meet your needs, you should keep a few things in mind.
These factors will help determine whether the clinic is right for you and your needs. Read on to learn what you need to know when choosing an acupuncture clinic that is right for you.
Do They Maintain the Proper Credentials?
Practitioners of Chinese medicine, or acupuncturists, are subject to official regulation. Except for a handful, each U.S. state has its own rules for acupuncture licenses. These rules require training, education, an understanding of ethical standards, and other factors.
Your practitioner should always be ready and able to provide you with their license or license number, and the state will keep a record of this. Other medical professionals, who want acupuncture procedures added to your treatment plan, must complete specialized training.
This includes medical doctors, physical therapists, and chiropractors. They ought to be prepared to provide documentation of their education and credentials when you ask to see it.
Do They Keep a Clean, Safe Treatment Facility?
Could you imagine going into a dirty tattoo parlor for your ink? The same goes for any acupuncture treatment clinic. One-time-use sterile needles are mandated for use by licensed acupuncturists.
The treatment area should be spotless. The treatment table, and any pillows and linens, should be well-covered and clean. There should never be any biofluids on the surfaces or dispersed needles.
Practitioners’ hands should always be clean, and standard medical cleaning precautions should be in place. The clinic should collect biohazards and used needles and place them in sharps containers. Strong carts, shelves, or tables used to hold products should be neat and maintained.
Do They Take All of Who You Are Into Account?
Chinese medicine is rewarding because your acupuncture clinic views you, your life, your symptoms, and any illness as a whole. They don’t think of you as having stomach aches, back discomfort, or heart illness. They see you as a whole unique person.
Your entire being is considered very important. Your practitioner includes your lifestyle, work, relationships, and the overall set of symptoms.
They should try to conduct a thorough interview to find out these details. They should provide enough time along the way for them to continue getting to know you. It might be time to find a new acupuncturist if the one you are seeing is not interested in you or has more than one symptom.
Modern Acupuncture Is a Respected Practice
We understand that choosing an acupuncturist can feel a bit overwhelming. Especially if you have never tried acupuncture before. Modern acupuncture is a respected practice and may help you maintain a healthy lifestyle and overall well-being.
Acupuncture Works, LLC., believes in a thorough, natural approach to caring for your health and well-being. We are dedicated to comprehending your health challenges and have the knowledge and expert training to guide you toward naturopathic solutions. Contact us or check out our Blog section for helpful information about how acupuncture may help 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.