Posted by Oze Parrot on December 10th, 2007
Acupuncture therapy has turned out to be an extremely popular treatment for the relief of the body’s aches, pains and ailments. In recent years traditional Chinese medicine has spread from China, Asia to Europe and the entire world. Acupuncture therapy is a proven treatment for the fast, effective relief of stress, strain and pain, however one must choose a reputable acupuncturist in order to obtain the best results.
Laws vary from state to state and from country to country but generally, acupuncturists must be accredited by a government body or licensed by a local authority. A reputable acupuncturist will have his credentials and license details on display for patients to view when they enter his business premises. Most practitioners are proud of their qualifications and they are happy to have their visitors inspect them.
The risk of infection from a contaminated needle has been addressed by the use of disposable needles and an experienced practitioner will open a fresh package of needles in the patient’s presence. Reputable acupuncturists that provide silver needles on request, will treat the needles with an approved sterilizing agent before use. The sterilization process will be done in the treatment room with the patient present.
Many people these days, use the services of an acupuncturist and it is a good idea to ask friends and family members if they know of a reputable practitioner, before attempting to track one down. People that have had successful acupuncture treatment will always go back to a good practitioner and will be only too willing to recommend his services. On the other hand, if a person finds that an acupuncturist’s treatment is poor, they will comment about it. Like all professional people, there are some acupuncturists that are good and others that are not so good, it is just as well to find one that is experienced, reputable and one that makes you feel comfortable.
The Internet is a great place to look for an acupuncture clinic in your locality. Even if the acupuncturist does not personally advertise online there are many discussion groups or forums that you can join, where people discuss all kinds of health related issues. By spending some time posting to members you will discover people that have had acupuncture treatment in your area. E-mail these people and get their opinions on the service that they have received.
Acupuncturists can also be found in the yellow pages or local newspaper ads. A reputable acupuncturist will list details of their qualifications in any adverts that they take out, so take note of them, and then try to contact somebody that has used their services. Word of mouth is the best recommendation and it always pays to listen to patient’s comments before visiting an acupuncture clinic.
A reputable acupuncture clinic will have a certain air of professionalism about it, which is also a good indication of the service that is provided there.
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