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TCM Directory Says No to Untrained Acupuncturists

The TCM Directory, a comprehensive listing of qualified acupuncturists, only includes licensed practitioners with full training and qualifications and does not feature under-trained hobbyist acupuncturists.

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London, UK -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/21/2013 -- Acupuncture is an ancient healing art with proven health benefits. Its techniques have been perfected over nearly 2,000 years of practice. To receive its tried and true benefits, while also having a safe experience, it’s essential to see an acupuncturist who has completed at least 2,000 hours of training and has an education in Chinese medicine.

Acupuncture has seen a huge surge in popularity in the Western world. Yet, there is confusion as to what constitutes a qualified acupuncturist. That’s why the TCM Directory, a site where the public can browse through licensed, qualified practitioners, sifts through acupuncturists and eliminates those who have minimal training, such as individuals who practice “dry needling,” “medical acupuncture,” and “chiropractic acupuncture.” The TCM Directory is dedicated to providing the best to the general public and preserving the value of licensed acupuncturists.

Founder Elie Goldschmidt said, “I wouldn’t send a family member to be treated by an undertrained individual performing acupuncture. Therefore, I wouldn’t feel comfortable referring anyone else either.”

A licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.), like those found in the TCM Directory, offers patients the greatest chance of achieving wellbeing and good health. The abbreviated courses some practitioners undertake are subpar and can even create safety concerns.

Goldschmidt notes, “It’s not a turf war. I welcome all practitioners to the directory as long as they have the proper training.”

The TCM Directory’s mission is to satisfy the growing public demand for finding qualified acupuncturists. TCM Directory takes the uncertainty out of finding a professional and only includes licensed acupuncturists with full training and qualifications. The directory is a way to protect individuals from undergoing treatment at the hands of undertrained, unqualified practitioners and to share the benefits of acupuncture while simultaneously educating the public about the differences among the types of practitioners that offer services. Browse the directory at www.tcmdirectory.com to find a qualified acupuncturist today.