If you’re looking for top quality acupuncture within Canada, you have a lot of choices. The majority of acupuncture providers are one-off locations, in fact I don’t even know of any franchised locations across Canada. The organization by the name of Acupuncture Canada is very highly-regarded within the community. They offer training certification to practitioners within Canada, a variety of information sources about acupuncture, and a few other useful resources such as the ability to search for approved practitioners in your area. However, my preferred directory for finding Canadian acupuncture is actually Find Acupuncture. Although they are relatively new, I find their search process to be more thorough.
When you are looking for acupuncture in your province, be wary of providers that don’t know what they are doing. Standardization isn’t where it should be, so you have to go mainly off of reputation and reviews. Google Reviews are always a good place to start, but that’s the reason I recommend findacupuncture.ca so strongly. Let them do the research for you, and you can be a little more sure of your decision. Of course, always do your own research and double checking no matter what.
Acupuncture can be very useful for treating a variety of different problems and conditions, but most people use it for pain relief. It’s commonly used for arthritis, joint soreness, headaches/migraines, and pains in specific areas. An ancient Chinese medical practice, it’s become common in the Western world as an alternative medicine. Sadly, always keep in mind it is a somewhat unregulated industry so you have to be careful who you visit. You do not have to be a qualified doctor to perform acupuncture. However, many medical professionals such as chiropractors and physiotherapists have been incorporating acupuncture into their already existing practices in recent years. Although this may be the safest route to go, it might also be the most expensive and not necessarily the best.