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How to Find a Good Acupuncturist in Bellingham

When all available treatments for Western medicine become unsuccessful, acupuncture can probably be the best remedy for those hard to treat diseases and ailments.  While some of its potencies are often questioned, a growing number of people in the Untied States avail of it confidently in lieu of surgery or medication.

Acupuncture Bellingham was and is still practiced in China and in some parts of Asia. Acupuncture is an ancient medical approach that has treated various kinds of disorders for millennia.  Acupuncture is part of ancient traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that uses non-hollow, ultra thin needles to treat specific illnesses and different kinds of pain.

As in Western conventional medical procedures, the first step in treating a condition is to diagnose it properly.  Acupuncturists need to examine the patient in a way unique to TCM.  They will focus on specific areas such as the tongue, respiration and pulse and also observe and smell the urine of the patient.  Several complex questions are also asked of the patient.  The whole process will lead to an accurate diagnosis, which will enable a particular style of treatment unique to the person’s constitution and condition.  The patient is laid on a table and the acupuncturist talks to the patient in a way that allows him to relax.  Non-hollow, stainless steel needles are inserted into different parts of the skin. After 20 to 40 minutes, the needles are taken out and the session ends. Usually more than one or two sessions are needed for a whole treatment process.

Diseases such as diabetes, cold or even cancer have been treated albeit with mixed results.  People react differently to acupuncture and some might find an immediate resolution of their condition with it while some may take several sessions before some type of effect is observed.  However, people usually resort to acupuncture because they have used up all the conventional treatment options available.

Acupuncturists may be hard to find, especially the good ones.  Many good specialists are located in a local Chinatown and may have advertisements in billboards.  Places of study and even centers may have acupuncturists where one can consult or make an appointment.  It is best to consult with a highly recommended acupuncturist.  Make sure he/ she is licensed and that his/her credentials are properly checked.  These specialists like other health specialists must have certification after their studies.  The needles need also to be disposable, new or properly sterilized after their use.  Inquire about the possibility of side effects and express loudly if you experience any.

As a whole, acupuncture treatment is a safe and very effective way to treat conditions.  In order to appreciate it better, become more informative and to be on the safe side, research both the treatment and the practitioners thoroughly.  In addition, some advice from one’s doctor regarding the treatment can help a lot in making a good choice.

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