Are all acupuncturists and Oriental Medicine Doctors pretty much the same?

It is important to keep in mind that there are different levels of acupuncturists, as well. If you want an effective treatment then you want a Chinese Medicine doctor – someone who has gone through the full masters equivalent, or PhD training program and passed whatever exams are required for licensure in the state and country where they are practicing.

Just as Western doctors vary in skill and education, eastern practitioners are the same. Not all acupuncturists know all of the acupuncture points, since many of them are learned through experience, or higher education. Also, each acupuncturist has their own needling technique, which is also an important part of the treatment process. It is important to keep in mind that there are different levels of acupuncturists, as well. If you want an effective treatment then you want a Chinese Medicine doctor – someone who has gone through the full masters equivalent, or PhD training program and passed whatever exams are required for licensure in the state and country where they are practicing. Many people try to find acupuncture at the cheapest possible price and then they may complain about the lack of effectiveness, and then dismiss all acupuncture and oriental medicine as a result. You owe it to yourself to find the best doctor, with the best credentials and background that you can find.