Not all Acupuncturists are created equal!
When it comes to alternative practices, it is hard to tell the difference between someone who is good, and someone who is not. Here are some things to consider.
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Several years ago, I went to a presentation about vaccines for children. This session turned into an intake process for the chiropractor where the presentation was held. As you can read here "Chiropractors serve different layers of the onion", I didn't really know I had any need for a chiropractor at this time, but the chiropractor, none-the-less suggested quite a long protocol to rid me of my psychiatric medication.
I went for one treatment, it hurt, and I never went back!
Later, when I was trying to get pregnant, I went to a naturopath, who's treatment involved a change in diet, homeopathic medication, and again, acupuncture.
I tried it again, it hurt, and I never went back!
Unlike the chiropractor and naturopath, mentioned above, who merely added acupuncture to their toolbox of tricks, Yonping Sun ONLY practices Acupuncture and Chinese medicine. He was trained in China, he has trained others at multiple schools, and he has written numerous academic articles on the topic.
Yongping Sun worked absolute miracles with my IVF process. I could go to him after getting an ultrasound, tell him exactly what was off (i.e., uterine lining too thin or eggs developing too fast or slow, on one side or the other) and he would have everything back in perfect balance with one treatment, verifiable by ultrasound and blood work done the next day!
On top of this, his procedure NEVER hurt!
In fact, when he put each needle in place, you could feel the energy radiate from the needle up and down the meridian he had targeted.
He will retire in the next couple of years, so if it interests you to work with someone who is actually skilled in the art and science of acupuncture, do not delay in reaching out to him. He is looking for the right person to take over his clients, but hasn't found the right person, yet. Even he knows the importance of being selective! *wink*
I share this with you purely so that you are aware that there is a HUGE difference between someone who took a day or weekend seminar in acupuncture and someone who spent his life studying, practicing, teaching, and applying this art (and science).
If you are working with an acupuncturist and getting good results, great. But if you are working with an acupuncturist and not getting good results, maybe its time you stop and seek someone who is better trained and skilled in the art.
It broke my heart to see my Master's Advisor conclude that there is no scientific evidence for the efficacy of acupuncture, when he lumped all acupuncturist together in the same bucket. You can not do this! And when I shared this with my Master's advisor, he agreed and will modify his next publication on the topic to reflect this.
This is probably true for all modalities, make sure you see someone who is properly trained and effective in the art, but it is especially true for modalities where equal weight/title is given to someone attending a workshop vs someone who has committed their life to the craft.
Love, Bless, and Strong Light.
Family Dynamics and Life Purpose Specialist