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How to Choose Between Acupuncturists in Contra Costa County

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With the recent boom of interest in acupuncture, you have more choices in Contra Costa County acupuncturists than ever before.  That’s great for acupuncture in general but can make things confusing for people who are trying to compare practitioners — particularly first-timers.

So, here’s a quick guide from Monarch Acupuncture & Wellness about to how to find the best acupuncturist for your needs!

How to Find A Great Acupuncturist In Your Neighborhood

1 – Ask Friends for Referrals 

Just as with any medical practice, the best way to learn about your options is by talking to other people.  With so many people trying out acupuncture, chances are you know people who have received treatments from local practitioners – so just ask!  Sometimes that’s all the information-gathering you’ll need to do.

2 – Research Online

specialty (if any) and their individual philosophy and approach. You want to make sure you feel comfortable and at ease with your acupuncturist, as your sense of trust, safety and understanding is the foundation of working productively in partnership with your practitioner.

3 – Consider a Specialist

While we occasionally get patients who simply want to “try out” acupuncture (and they are certainly welcome!) most people are going to be going to an acupuncturist with specific complaints.  By its very nature acupuncture is a holistic medicine and all practitioners are quite adept at dealing with various health issues. However, as with any other branch of medicine, some acupuncturists  have a specialty focus.  If there’s a need or ailment you have, this is the time to look for a specialist in that area. At Monarch Acupuncture & Wellness, we focus exclusively in women’s health–including fertility medicine, peri-natal care and hormones. That said, we end up treating a lot of other stuff, too!….especially pain, digestive issues, mood imbalance, autoimmune diseases and dermatological conditions.

4 – Convenience Factor

Acupuncturists aren’t on every corner but you still want to try to find one who’s as near to you (or your workplace) as possible.  Acupuncture is a bit like physical therapy….it is cumulative in its effect. So, most clients will require more than one session and sometimes in short succession.  Choosing someone who is relatively close by ensures that, once you leave your treatment feeling completely relaxed, you can easily travel home, rest, and let the effects of your treatment assimilate in your body.

Monarch Acupuncture & Wellness Offers Quality Acupuncture in Contra Costa County

We are currently accepting new patients!  To learn more about our services and fees, please contact us.