Choosing a Natural Health Practitioner / Acupuncturist:
Many factors could contribute to your choice, such as trust, experience, skills,
price, language use, location, office environment, practitioner’s characteristics,
etc. We believe that the most important factors are TRUST and EXPERIENCE
with SKILLS, the same factors we consider when looking for a family doctor.
-Trust and practitioner’s moral philosophy: What is prioritized by a health
practitioner? Does he or she care about the sustainability of the long-term
health of his or her patients while treating current conditions? You should be
able to trust and feel comfortable with your health practitioner/acupuncturist.
-Experience and Skills: The history of a therapist’s experience is easy to
become familiar with – just ask and read testimonials and backgrounds. Please
be advised that it is often a complicated question to judge a practitioner's skills.
(For example, when your condition is tough to treat or requires more sessions
for apparent results, or when your condition is easy to treat commonly.)
We recommend the following methods for acquiring more information about a
health practitioner or an acupuncturist:
Patients’ friends or relatives who know or have had the therapy/acupuncture
with the health practitioner or acupuncturist;
Patients’ other health practitioners who know, or via his/her other patients'
experiences, know the practitioner or acupuncturist;
Credible testimonials (with name and location, or with phone number, possibly
posted on their websites);
Tried 1-2 treatment sessions by patient himself/herself;
If you don’t have confidence in a new practitioner or acupuncturist or in the
treatment, the best exploration of your options will be through setting an
appointment for a consultation, face to face, to visit and survey the clinic, as
well as ask questions. Gentle Acupuncture offers FREE initial CONSULTATION
(a 5-15 minute appointment).
Please be advised that talking face to face is quite different from a phone call;
the full trial experience must be had face to face.
© Gentle Acupuncture LLC. Serving southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts around
Merrimack Valley. Such as Salem, Derry NH, Hampstead NH, Hudson NH, Londonderry NH, Manchester
NH, Pelham NH, Plaistow NH, Windham NH, Andover MA, Dracut MA, Haverhill MA, Lawrence MA, Lowel
MA, Methuen MA, Tewksbury MA.