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How to Choose an Acupuncturist

When choosing any health practitioner – whether it’s a nutritionist, dietician, counsellor or another therapy – you’ll want to do your homework. Taking a little time to consider your health needs and goals can help ensure you pair up with a practitioner who can best support you.
When looking for an acupuncturist, you’ll want to do the same. To help, we’ve compiled this handy checklist with tips on how to choose an acupuncturist:

Check their qualifications

You might like to check the acupuncturist is registered with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA). This enables them by law to use the term ‘registered acupuncturist’, so you can be sure they are qualified and accredited to practice.
By checking with CMBA, you can kill two birds with one stone. And that’s because to be registered with the body, acupuncturists need to have undertaken an approved course of study.
You might like to also see if they’re registered with a professional association, such as the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA).

Know your needs

There are bundles of reasons why you may seek out an acupuncturist. You may have an annoying sore spot and crave a needle to release it. Or perhaps you have a particular condition or concern (such as migraines or infertility), and have heard acupuncture can help.
Either way, it’s wise to get clear on your health situation and goals. Then when you contact prospective practitioners, you can check their approach and expertise match. Some acupuncturists will specialise in a certain area, while almost every qualified practitioner will be able to treat aches and pain, stress, allergies, headaches, digestion problems, and addictions such as smoking.

Scope out the scene

During an acupuncture treatment, you want to feel comfortable – so you can relax and get the most out of it. For that reason, you may want to visit the practitioner to scope out their space before booking. Website photos can paint a picture, but nothing beats dropping by to see it for yourself. Check the clinic is clean and meets your expectation. You should also be made to feel welcome and relaxed from the moment you step inside.
Now you have a few simple steps for finding an acupuncturist. Next, it’s time to book a session. And you can find an acupuncturist right here on ntpages.

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