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Why should I ask an acupuncturist about his/her greatest strength?

Dede Bonner
Health Education

As in other health professions, most practitioners don’t treat all types of cases all the time. For example, Dr. Tess Hahn, the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine’s (NCCAOM) 2008 Chair of the Board of Commissioners and an Idaho-based professional acupuncturist, says, “I know I’m not strong in pediatrics, but I treat a lot of fibromyalgia patients because I enjoy helping them. My colleagues send me their pain patients when they don’t get results.” That’s an ideal response.

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