Where your health is concerned, you want to do a little extra research before you choose a practitioner. And some people are even more uncomfortable scheduling a first visit with an acupuncturist than with other health professionals because acupuncture is unfamiliar to them. That’s perfectly understandable, but if you find a caring and qualified acupuncturist, you needn’t worry. Most people leave their acupuncture appointments feeling wonderfully relaxed. But how can you make sure you find the best acupuncturist? Here are a few things you should remember when you’re researching, and why we think Acupuncture Mama is the place to go for acupuncture in Santa Rosa and Sonoma County.
- Make sure they’re licensed.
Most practitioners of acupuncture are properly licensed, but once in a while, people set up shop without a license or are licensed for other medical specialties but add acupuncture to the list of treatments they offer without having proper training. A license in California requires 3,000 hours of training in an accredited facility. Those are 3,000 hours you want your practitioner to have! I am licensed to practice acupuncture in California, and I am a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine, a specialty board that certifies me to treat fertility and pregnancy related issues
- Check their specialties.
What are you going to acupuncture for? Is it on the list of the acupuncturist’s specialties? As a licensed acupuncturist, I am trained to help with all ailments but specialize in fertility, IVF support, pregnancy, menstrual disorders, hormone imbalances, menopause, stress, anxiety, insomnia, headaches, and migraines.
- Ask your friends.
Acupuncture in Santa Rosa and Sonoma County is quite mainstream. Ask your friends, and you’ll be surprised how many of them tell you that acupuncture has helped them with something. Who do they recommend? Check out our Yelp reviews and the success stories on our Acupuncture Mama website.
- Make sure you feel comfortable.
There’s no rule that says you have to let someone treat you just because you walked in their door. You need to feel comfortable with the person who provides acupuncture. Are they competent? Do you feel like they truly care about your health and your comfort?
I became interested in acupuncture because it helped me. And I, in turn, want to help you with my knowledge of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and nutritional counseling. CONTACT US or call (707) 303-7200 for competent, caring acupuncture in Santa Rosa and Sonoma County.