Tips For Selecting A Qualified Acupuncturist

Are you trying to find a qualified acupuncturist? Are you unsure how to tell if you have found a practitioner that is qualified? Then you need to learn some effective tips so you will know when you have found a qualified practitioner.

Using these tips will make selecting a qualified practitioner easy for you. Below are the most effective tips to utilize.

One: Look for the initials L.A.c. - All qualified acupuncture practitioners will have L.A.c after their name if they have had proper training. L.A.c. stands for "Licensed Acupuncturist." When you see these letters you can have confidence that they are qualified.

These initials also tell you that the practitioner has also passed the licensing requirements for the state that they are practicing in.

If you don't see these initials, then move on to another practitioner. That way you can be sure you are getting the treatment from a qualified practitioner.

Two: Ask the practitioner questions - Before selecting any practitioner you want to take time to ask them questions. One of the questions you want to ask is, if they are trained in the health issue that you need acupuncture for?

You also want to find out what school they attended for their training. This way you can check to see if the school is accredited. That will tell you that they got an education from a college that knows what training they need.

Before going to see a practitioner, make sure you write down any questions you have. That way you can take time to ask all of your questions while meeting with them. The answers to your questions will help you decide if they are the right practitioner for you.

This is also a good way for you to find out if you are comfortable around them. If you are not, then go to another practitioner. You have to be comfortable during the treatment in order for it to work. So don't choose a practitioner that makes you uncomfortable.

Three: Get a referral from a friend, relative or your doctor - One of the best ways to find a qualified practitioner is to get a referral. You can ask your friends, family or even your doctor for a referral.

Just be sure you still take time to ask questions, and check their qualifications. That way you are definitely sure that they are qualified. A referral is good, but you still want to verify for yourself before trusting that they are qualified.

Use these tips to help you easily find a qualified acupuncturist. That way you can get the treatment you need. While having peace of mind knowing that you are getting it from a qualified practitioner.

If you enjoyed this article by Les Wilson please visit our Seattle acupuncturist website today. You will find helpful information on acupuncture and many other types of chronic pain, stress, and illness in the greater Seattle area, using acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.

This article was published on 06 Sep 2015 and has been viewed 697 times
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