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Why is it important to ask an acupuncturist where his clients come from?

Dede Bonner
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Look for an acupuncturist who is so successful that he can rely exclusively on word-of-mouth referrals for new business. While there’s nothing wrong with advertising, especially for new practitioners, the ones who operate by referrals alone know they have to work extra hard to maintain their good reputations.

 Ask about a waiting list, which can be an initial irritant but ultimately is a good sign. It’s the same principle as a long line of people waiting to get into a popular restaurant.

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