Has anyone ever told you, “You should try the therapist/doctor/masseur/barber/butcher/someone else—he/she is the best!” Then you tried that specialist and couldn’t stop wondering, why is he/she the best? Something similar happens with acupuncture, too. While one person is concerned primarily with how neat the clinic is, another finds if the acupuncturist appeared to pay attention to what the patient was saying to be more important. Many women feel more comfortable with women acupuncturists. Some men may prefer a woman acupuncturist, but they would rarely discuss their problems with erectile dysfunction with her. There may be many reasons why one person would describe an acupuncturist as the best, but others wouldn’t notice anything special. Then how can you choose the best acupuncture clinic for yourself? Well, the best way is to try a few acupuncturists and see whose treatment you like best, but there are a couple of other ways.
When you ask your acquaintances, friends, and relatives about their experience with acupuncture and whether or not they would recommend the practitioner they had gone to, don’t forget to ask what they were treated for with acupuncture. While if someone was successfully treated for headaches in one acupuncture office, it does not guarantee that your results will be just as remarkable, but it is probable. Of course, if you can find several people who went to the same acupuncture practitioner for the same issue, and they all are happy with the outcomes, then your chances to be successfully treated for the same condition are high, but it’s difficult to collect such information. Nowadays, online reviews can provide such information, and looking at online reviews are at least worth a quick look, often when you read them carefully, you start to doubt if some of them true, or you realize the people who posted their reviews paid attention to things that you don’t consider important.
Many people don’t realize that acupuncturists want only good reputation about their skills and their practice, and when they post certain claims on their websites, they have good reasons to do so. For example, if an acupuncturist says that she specializes in infertility in women, there is a good chance that she really knows this specialty well. Some individuals think that old Chinese acupuncture practitioners are best, forgetting that true highly skilled acupuncture practitioners rarely leave China, and when they do, they usually have problems proving their expertise. Those Chinese acupuncturists who practice in the NYC were educated as medical doctors and therefore could provide their educational credentials to sit for acupuncture license tests. At the same time, they can be very skillful at acupuncture, but so can be acupuncturists educated in the United States. Acupuncture schools in the U. S. take four years—and that’s after a bachelor’s degree. Also, those students who apply to acupuncture schools don’t do so for money or prestige; they typically do so for one reason: to learn traditional Chinese medicine, and for them acupuncture is at the same time passion and profession.