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Looking For Great Acupuncturists? These Are The Questions You Should Ask!

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There’s more demand for acupuncturists in Contra Costa County than ever before, which means there are more acupuncturists around.  However, that can be a problem for people looking for a good clinic.  Whether someone is a newcomer or already knows the benefits of acupuncture, it can be a bit overwhelming trying to sort through all the clinics and services that are now available.  Even when there are many quality clinics around, it’s difficult to know which is right for you.

The key lies in knowing the right questions to ask!

Four Questions to Decide On The Right Acupuncturist

1 – What kind of training have you had?

Acupuncture training generally involves a mix of classroom study, as well as direct apprentice-style study under an established acupuncturist.  More dedicated practitioners may have also traveled in China, learning directly from the source.

Either way, a good acupuncturist will generally have a wide knowledge base and diversified training.

2 – What are your specialties?

Like most medical practices, acupuncturists are going to have areas of professional specialty.  For example, we generally specialize in women’s health and reproductive issues.  Of course, we will happily treat men if they come in, but there are other male-specializing clinics that might be a better fit for them.

Look for a clinic whose specialties dovetail with your needs.

3 – What licenses do you hold?

Make no mistake: Acupuncture is a medical practice which requires training and licensing that is about as stringent as any other area of medicine.  Most states require acupuncturists to be state-licensed, with a lengthy list of academic credentials.  In states that have not mandated licensing, a certification from the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists is the usual standard.

Do not go to an acupuncturist who does not hold the proper licenses.

4 – How long do you see my treatment taking?

If you have a specific ailment or complaint, you will want to hold an initial consultation with your acupuncturist – or potentially with several.  This is the time to ask about their basic plan for treatment, how long it will take, and what milestones to expect.  Compare their answers to find the one that works best with your lifestyle and expectations.

Monarch Acupuncture: A Quality Acupuncturist in Contra Costa County

We have many years of experience with fertility issues and are currently accepting new patients! To find out more about our services and how we can help you, contact us today to schedule a consultation.