Whether you are searching online or considering treatment through “word of mouth”, it is always a good idea to learn more about your acupuncturist.
Do a little research
Check out their bio page and overall professional presence. Evaluate their location for hygiene, handicap access and ease of parking.
Are they qualified to practice acupuncture?
An acupuncturist must be qualified by completing formal training from an accredited program and must have a current license to practice in your state. Verify a Maryland license now.
Client testimonials are a great resource for insight into their overall approach and what outcomes you may expect from acupuncture treatment. You should feel at ease and somewhat excited to start. If something does’t seem right, trust your instincts and look elsewhere.
Understand the fees
Costs can vary based on location, experience, and insurance coverage. Some acupuncturists offer free consultations to answer questions and explore the fee structure. It is best to know what you are expected to pay and what results you can expect before booking your first appointment.
- Request a free consultation and discuss your concerns with the acupuncturist;
- Contact your insurance provider to see if your coverage includes acupuncture and for what conditions (Request a reference number from the agent for future reference.)