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How do I find out whether my acupuncturist really wants to treat me?

Dede Bonner
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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, suggests asking your acupuncture therapist, “Are you interested in treating me? Why?” She also suggests these follow up questions:  “What do you think you can do to improve my life?” and “Are you excited about doing that?” It only makes sense that you want someone who really cares and is passionate about her ability to help you.

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