An Acupuncturist: How to Choose the Right One

by Joi Thomas, L.Ac., Dipl.O.M., MSOM

acupuncturist, minneapolis acupuncture, minneapolis community acupunctureIf you live in the Minneapolis area and you are looking for acupuncturist this article will give you a wealth of information in making the right choice.

Acupuncture is becoming more mainstream everyday as more and more individuals either hear about how effective it is from others or take the leap and try it for themselves. It has existed as a distinct healing modality and has treated all of the health concerns that we currently faced for more than 5 centuries! So, if you are considering acupuncture and other healing modalities based upon Chinese medicine, I hope that this article with give you some information to help you make your decision.


There are three very important factors to take into account.


  1. Credentials:

It is very important to make sure that your acupuncturist has had adequate training in acupuncture and herbal therapy if that is what you are interested in. There are some schools that are not credentialed, and it is important to make sure that your practitioner is board certified and/or trained adequately.


  1. Experience:

          Making sure that your prospective acupuncturist has adequate experience treating your particular disorder is extremely important. As we all know, life learning can be different from book learning – and for the patient, clinical experience is extremely important.


  1. Bedside Manner:

          Working with your practitioner is a very personal thing, this person will possibly more about your body and lifestyle than anyone, so it is vital that you find someone that you feel comfortable with and trust. In some ways, this may be the most important factor. You want to make sure that you feel at peace around that person, because that will facilitate your healing process.


Acupuncturists are just like any other healing practitioner – we are not all created alike.   There are more and more Chinese medicine practitioners in the Minneapolis area everyday which is wonderful for that means that you can more likely find the perfect practitioner for you!


I have had a thriving Minneapolis practice for almost a decade, and I would be thrilled to work with you to reach your healthcare goals. Call me at 612-824-0037, or schedule a free consultation by going to our website so that we can meet to discuss how I can help you.