Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. The most common types of clients I see are those suffering from chronic/acute pain disorders as well as spiritual distress. I do work with internal disorders as well.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Like any profession, each provider has a different approach to therapies. A client may need to work with a couple before finding the right one for her/him. It is important always to ask questions that are important to you to ensure client/provider compatibility.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. ASPMP addresses not only the physical/emotional needs of the client but also those areas where he/she feels disconnected in their lives.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I like that I have the opportunity to support clients in achieving their goals when other options have been less effective.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. Does ASPMP only use needles? The answer is no. ASPMP has many techniques that do not include needles for those who want alternatives but have real fears of needles.
Does acupuncture hurt? The answer is although some disorders, based on their nature, require a stronger approach to treatment, Acupuncture in general is relatively painless.
Do I have to believe in your techniques for them to work? The answer is no. There is commonly the notion that the techniques ASPMP uses will not be effective without believing in them. The truth is many clients have varying beliefs and the techniques ASPMP uses are effective across cultural lines.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. Acupuncture is a subset of a larger body of practice called Oriental Medicine. Those practitioners of Oriental Medicine rely not only on Acupuncture for treatment but rather include herbal prescriptions, counseling (diet, exercise), body work. In ASPMP case, spiritual counseling is included as part of the services provided.
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. Each Acupuncturist is required to participate in continual education in order to maintain his/her certifications which amounts to 80 hours every 4 years.