About the AcuTake Acupuncturist Directory

Find answers to frequently asked questions about the AcuTake Acupuncturist Directory.

How is this different from other acupuncturist directories?

Are all acupuncturists in the directory licensed?

What is a community vs. hybrid vs. private practice type?

If I see an acupuncturist who I like but doesn’t come up in a search for my condition, should I still get in touch?

What should I do if I don’t see any acupuncturists in my area who specialize in the condition I need help with?

Before I book an acupuncture appointment, I’d like to learn more about acupuncture. Can you recommend any resources?

I have a question that’s not covered here. Who can I contact?

How is this different from other acupuncturist directories?

The AcuTake Acupuncturist Directory is all about connecting you with the acupuncturist who’s right for you. Not just anyone. You.

The directory presents information about acupuncturists that cannot be found anywhere else.

The laundry list of facts and accomplishments that dominates most directories isn’t very helpful when it comes to understanding whether you will connect with a particular acupuncturist.

The AcuTake Acupuncturist Directory has all the practical stuff—location, price range, specialty, treatment style—but the centerpiece of this directory is a series of thought-provoking questions.

Every acupuncturist listed in the directory shares his or her unique story—why they became an acupuncturist, what makes them different, why they love their work, and how they stay healthy in their own lives. They even debunk common misconceptions about acupuncture.

Each acupuncturist profile is more like a one-on-one interview than a cut-and-pasted resume.

The AcuTake Acupuncturist Directory offers insight into who an acupuncturist really is, as a professional and a person, so that you can make fully informed decisions about who you’re involving in your health process.

Not all acupuncturists are created equal. The AcuTake Acupuncturist Directory helps you find the one who’s right for you.

Are all acupuncturists in the directory licensed?

Yes. Every acupuncturist in the directory holds an active acupuncture license in the region identified in his or her profile.

What is a community vs. hybrid vs. private practice type?

Community = people are treated exclusively in a group setting and always offered a sliding scale rate.

Hybrid can mean any of the following:
-The acupuncturist offers group treatments some days and private treatments on others, with group treatments costing less than privates.
-The acupuncturist offers only private treatments and people are offered a sliding scale rate.
-The acupuncturist offers only group treatments and people are charged a fixed (but less than the going private) rate.

Private = people are treated exclusively in separate rooms and always charged a fixed rate.

Pricing can vary widely within these three categories, so we recommend that you contact acupuncturists directly, or visit their personal websites, to get details on treatment costs.

If I see an acupuncturist who I like but doesn’t come up in a search for my condition, should I still get in touch?

Yes. Acupuncturists are asked to provide five conditions that they specialize in or treat most frequently. The limit is imposed in order to distinguish acupuncturists who truly specialize from those who are generalists. But the fact is that a great number of acupuncturists are generalists, meaning that they treat a wide variety of ailments. Specialization is just one criteria for making a good connection with an acupuncturist. If you see someone you like, we recommend contacting them directly to inquire about whether they can help you.

What should I do if I don’t see any acupuncturists in my area who specialize in the condition I need help with?

If you’re unable to find a suitable match, try getting in touch with another acupuncturist in your area and asking for a referral. Acupuncturists almost always have colleagues in their areas who they refer to. If your search is coming up completely empty for acupuncturists in your area, try searching for your condition and then contacting an acupuncturist in another location for a referral. Especially within specialties, acupuncturists often know of out-of-town colleagues who do similar work.

If neither of those things work, email us at directory@acutakehealth.com. We are constantly working to have this directory include acupuncturist representation in as many places as possible. If you’re struggling to find someone who meets your needs, letting us know can help direct our outreach efforts.

Before I book an acupuncture appointment, I’d like to learn more about acupuncture. Can you recommend any resources?

The AcuTake Acupuncturist Directory is an offshoot of AcuTake, the only non-professional publication dedicated exclusively to acupuncture. It is an excellent resource for people who are learning about acupuncture for the first time or who want accessible, fun-to-read information about acupuncture for specific conditions.

I have a question that’s not covered here. Who can I contact?

All inquiries regarding the directory can be sent to directory@acutakehealth.com. A real person reads every email and will respond as soon as possible.