Well, often received from patients, “I have done acupuncture before,” “I did not improve even though I went to acupuncture for many years in the neighborhood,” “I do not change even if I go there. What? “

Well, for everyone, there is only one word, “acupuncture,” but it’s hard to know that there are so many types of acupuncture that there are 100 ways if there are 100 ways.

Acupuncture Clinic

Acupuncture is currently active in various medical fields, and in 2010, traditional acupuncture was registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. Recently reputation of acupuncture and moxibustion, the clinical use of acupuncture, and moxibustion are expected to increase in the future. Recently, the expectation for acupuncture and moxibustion has been growing more and more lately. As the effectiveness of acupuncture and moxibustion has been shown for diseases for which it isn’t very easy to improve in Western medicine.

However, many people do not know which acupuncture clinic to go honestly. Everyone wants to get the best treatment, of course, and I’m sure they want the best doctors to do the best. However, no one tells me how to find such an acupuncture clinic. Also, I don’t think some so many close people use acupuncture. In this column, I would like to write about how to choose an acupuncture and moxibustion clinic that can handle your infertility. 

Currently, the main acupuncture and moxibustion practice 

1.Chinese medicine

It was organized in the People’s Republic of China. Is it the mainstream in the future? Among them, there are differences between the school and the old school.

However, there are some things to be aware of it. It is a qualification that you often see as an “international Chinese doctor” Other similar requirements include an international acupuncturist, an international masochist, and an international medicine chemist. It feels like a “qualification” that can be accepted worldwide, but at the moment, it is an entirely private qualification (the level that cannot be called a requirement). Well, let’s not be fooled.

2. Electric acupuncture

Electricity does not mean that you will be numb. There are two main types. It is a low-frequency electric acupuncture needle and a direct current electric needle (neurometer).

3. My style

It is, surprisingly, many. Even though it is my own style, many teachers have experienced various schools and arranged themselves.

4. Ear acupuncture, scalp acupuncture

It is an acupuncture needle inserted into the ear or head. Mainly topical treatment

Which acupuncture school should I go to? Need to be a fertility specialist?

■ Points to be careful when going to an acupuncture clinic that is not specialized in infertility. The general acupuncture clinic that is ubiquitous is fairly all-round and can treat all kinds of symptoms. It can be used for a wide range of treatments, from low back pain and other pain disorders to indefinite complaints such as headache, dizziness, and tinnitus. However, for infertility treatments, especially in vitro fertilization and micro insemination, acupuncturists will not understand what kind of treatment they are taking and what kind of medicines they need to take unless they have their own expertise.

 Unfortunately, the acupuncture and moxibustion clinics that I usually go to have treatment for stiff shoulders, but I do not know much about infertility treatment. Many patients are transferred to our hospital with such troubles. I am worried that I can’t understand my treatment even though I don’t know what kind of painful treatment I’m doing.

 Even if you are not an acupuncture clinic specializing in infertility treatment, it is vital that you are thoroughly studied about infertility treatment (advanced reproductive medicine) and that you can answer questions from patients firmly and without compromising the language. For example, whether you can get a satisfactory answer to the problem of wanting to improve the quality of eggs. Not only answering “Yes, acupuncture and moxibustion can do better”, but it is also important to explain before treatment such as why and how to approach it.

 If infertility acupuncture is one of your specialties, you must be familiar with what medicines are used during fertility treatment, and what testing and stimulation methods are available. So, for example, if you tell your acupuncturist that today is the third day of your period, you have to know what blood tests you usually do in the hospital at that time, and what those numbers represent.

 If an acupuncture clinic is well-versed in infertility treatment, it may be safe to receive treatment even if you are not specialized in infertility.

 ■ Points to be careful when going to an acupuncture clinic specializing in infertility. In recent years, people from all over the country have frequently emailed us about their current acupuncture and moxibustion treatments. Most people are concerned about whether such treatment is correct. In recent years, acupuncture and moxibustion clinics that specialize in infertility are increasing like bamboo shoots after rain, and they are becoming scattered throughout Japan. There are various places, such as participating in reproductive medicine societies, studying specialized academic journals, etc., and treating them steadily.

 Therefore, the first thing I want to see when going to specialized infertility acupuncture and moxibustion specialty is whether I can cope well with other parts than infertility. Infertility is not inherently sick, and there are many reasons why you can’t get pregnant. Because it is truly diverse, rather than all-round acupuncture and moxibustion clinics, it is necessary to have the skills and know-how to respond to various symptoms and indefinite complaints.

 For example, if your website states that you should balance your hormones and create a body that is easy to get pregnant, you should be good at adjusting your autonomic nervous system. If so, you should be able to cope with symptoms related to the autonomic nervous systems, such as dizziness, tinnitus, headache, menstrual irregularities, menstrual cramps, and depression. Also, it should be able to cope with abnormalities in high and low-temperature periods when the hormone balance shifts.

 “We can only treat infertility because we specialize in infertility treatment.” Should such an acupuncture clinic be avoided?

 Acupuncture and moxibustion are called initially “whole-person medical care” and should focus on examining “people” instead of classifying and analyzing human bodies as parts. So, I think it is crucial for people who have infertility if they have tinnitus or back pain to get better about their symptoms. Isn’t it possible to get closer to a body that is easy to get pregnant if you get true health? Therefore, if you are going to fertility acupuncture and moxibustion clinic, you must respond to your non-fertility problems as much as possible.

How to Choose a Reliable Infertility Acupuncture Clinic

What patients who are receiving fertility treatment speak of is that fertility treatment is “hard.” From advanced reproductive medicine such as micro-insemination and in vitro fertilization to comprehensive treatment such as artificial insemination and timing, fertility treatment is still “hard” for any treatment. In particular, the longer the treatment lasts, the more difficult it is to take advantage of the more difficult the body.

 A significant advantage of acupuncture is that it can make infertility treatments that tend to be painful a little easier. Being able to cope with various indefinite complaints (stiff shoulders, low back pain, tinnitus, menstrual pain, stress, etc.) complained by the body and heart, become healthier, improve pregnancy, and be ready for pregnancy A major feature of acupuncture and moxibustion.

 So the point of choice is to know if such treatment is possible.

 The essence of acupuncture and moxibustion treatment is the idea of ​​”mind and body” that thoroughly examines both the heart and the body.  

5 points to be aware of when taking infertility acupuncture

1.  The acupuncture clinic is crowded, so it’s not always good. Do not choose based on how crowded you are.

2.  The cost of treatment is not always higher than other hospitals, so it is not always better. 

There are some places where an extra fee is charged as an option when using such equipment. Care should be taken if the treatment cost is more than 50% higher than the local acupuncture and moxibustion clinics. Also, be aware that if you seek effective treatment, the cost of treatment will depend on it. I believe that the best treatment should be provided every time. The theory that more money is paid for better treatment is not the case with acupuncture.

3.  Once or twice a week is Usually sufficient to recommend unnecessary visits beyond the evidence-based treatment interval (twice a week or once a week).

4.  The acupuncture clinic does not care much about the exposure of women’s skin. Of course, there is no treatment to touch the genital area or breast.

5. It is important to note that receipts can be issued for medical expenses deduction every time. Receipts are subject to medical expenses deduction. It is advisable to issue a receipt every time without having to charge.