Q: I had an acupuncture treatment done by a physio. It doesn't seem to work. Would I still be benefited from your treatment?
A: First of all, to become an acupuncturist, one needs to go through 3 years of academic training in a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) school in Canada, learning TCM foundation, TCM diagnosis, meridian channels, on which acupuncture is based. It is a total different area than other modern healing or treatment modalities. Therefore, if you want to get an acupuncture treatment, it would be best to get it done by an acupuncturist.
Secondly, even two acupuncturists may have different treatment methods, due to the different area of their focus, and/or their educational background, even personality. Therefore, the result of treatment will vary a great deal.
Acupuncture, is not merely a mechanical way of inserting the needles into the pressure points. A high quality treatment requires one's dedication, focus, awareness and intention.