What If There Are No Acupuncturists Near Me?

If you don't reside in the Cleveland area, or near Cleveland, you may want to find a practitioner of Chinese medicine who is closer to you. Although patients have traveled many hundreds of miles for a consultation, it is not practical to have regular treatments and follow up when living so far away. It is also not particularly helpful for the effect of treatment if there is a harrowing or difficult travel back home.

Those who live in the Cleveland area also know that in winter, even 30 miles might be a difficult journey to make on a regular basis. In complex or longstanding disorders, Oriental medical treatments may be necessary on a weekly or twice weekly basis for several months.

It is reasonable to ask your personal physician for a referral, or if friends or relatives have been satisfied with the care of a particular practitioner. For suggestions regarding some of the considerations to keep in mind while evaluating a physician who may be trained in alternative or integrative medicine, as well as those who specialize in acupuncture or Oriental herbal medicine and dietary therapy, see my advice on Choosing a Practitioner.