Acupuncture treatments can help you with a wide range of ailments, from relieving the nausea associated with chemotherapy to helping you quit smoking. When you're looking for an acupuncture practitioner to treat you, it's worthwhile to find one who can make house visits. While these practitioners commonly work in health clinics, there are many who can also visit you in your home — perhaps for a small additional fee. Here are some advantages of finding an acupuncturist who can make house visits.
Helpful In The Case Of Severe Pain
Some acupuncture patients are in such pain that driving to a clinic and sitting in a waiting room are major hurdles. For example, lots of people go to get acupuncture because of back pain. If you have a disc that is pushing on a nerve, you'll be in considerable distress and it may be a major challenge to climb in and out of a vehicle. Similarly, if you have migraine headaches that are intense enough that they make you nauseous and give you blurry vision, driving to an appointment yourself isn't necessarily safe for you or for other motorists. In both of these cases, having the acupuncturist come to you is preferable.
Ideal For Busy Schedules
Acupuncture sessions don't generally take long. While your initial appointment with a practitioner takes a little longer because of the assessment that he or she performs, follow-up treatments are quicker. Still, the time investment of seeing an acupuncturist can be a challenge for some people. This may be the case if traffic between you and the clinic is usually heavy or you don't have a lot of spare time. Having your practitioner meet you at home can save you time, thus allowing you to get your treatments in on days that you might not otherwise.
Useful For Avoiding Embarrassment
Sometimes, you might wish to seek alternative therapies such as acupuncture for health issues that are a little embarrassing. For example, some people get acupuncture to help with sexually transmitted diseases. If you're in such a scenario, you might not like the idea of visiting a clinic, perhaps having someone in the waiting room ask what you use acupuncture for, and then maybe even be worried that people will overhear your conversation with the practitioner — some clinics have an open-concept design in which the beds are separated by curtains rather than actual walls. By choosing an acupuncturist who makes house visits, you'll get each of the above benefits.