Acupuncture in Wokingham
Wokingham Acupuncture Clinic
Choosing the right practitioner for you
Acupuncture and herbal medicine levels of education
There are varying levels of education into acupuncture outside of China, ranging from weekend courses to three years part time to four years full time. This is because currently acupuncture is not regulated here in the UK, unlike other western countries like Australia and Canada, where it is.
Members of a traditional acupuncture association have studied for some time, whereas medical doctors, physiotherapists and chiropractors have usually just done a weekend course or two. It’s not possible to learn a two thousand year old medicine properly in that short time. It would be like learning western medicine in a day. It can therefore be daunting finding a properly qualified and knowledgeable practitioner.
Most people think acupuncture is the same everywhere when it’s anything but, so choose your acupuncturist carefully. Don’t be afraid to ask where they graduated from, how long they studied for and how long they have been practising.
Most people are also unaware of the benefits of herbs, which are often more powerful and beneficial than acupuncture. In China, people opt for herbs first before trying acupuncture, however in the West it’s the reverse. This is probably because acupuncture gets more media coverage and research. Unfortunately, #most acupuncturists in the West don’t practice herbal medicine
Dr (TCM) Attilio D'Alberto
Dr (TCM) Attilio D'Alberto practices acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine from his own private clinic in Wokingham. If you wish to make an appointment, please telephone the number above or send an email.
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