Choosing a therapist of any kind is a personal decision. Even the most well-versed and skilled practitioner might not be right for you. I find it’s a combination of skill, style and personal connection. So how do you know what to look for? These next few paragraphs will attempt to serve as a guideline for you as to how to find an Acupuncturist in Kelowna, BC.
Your job, as the public, is not to know all the ins and outs of each profession. I believe it is our professional responsibility to educate the public as to how each of our modalities can serve an individual. I also believe it is our duty to serve the medicine we represent with integrity and respect. There are many ways to practice Chinese medicine but here are a few educated questions you may want to ask before you decide on an acupuncturist.
In BC the CTCMA (College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists) is the governing body that dictates the standards and code of ethics with which all members of this profession must abide by. According to the CTCMA you can be registered under one of four professional titles. To be eligible to write the board exams for any of the designated titles you must have a minimum of 2 years post-secondary education before entering into Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture school.
This is usually up to individual discretion. Each practitioner has their own strengths when it comes to how they use their tools. However, there are 4 key diagnostic methods that each practitioner is taught that they should use in order to execute a well-rounded treatment and diagnosis.
The answer to this is most likely yes. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is a holistic system that is excellent at treating most conditions. However, it never hurts to ask your practitioner if they have any history of successfully treating your concern. Testimonials and online reviews are a great way to find this out as well as checking their website. For a more detailed list of what acupuncture can treat click here. To see what wiki has to say about acupuncture and what it can treat click here.
When it comes to knowing the basics about what to look for the above qualifications will steer you in the right direction. Here are a few other tips on how to find an acupuncturist in Kelowna.
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With love from Kelowna, BC,