Many healthcare professionals wonder when a referral to an acupuncturist is appropriate. Very broadly speaking, acupuncture is a safe intervention for a wide variety of pain conditions, either as an adjunct to standard care, or as a worthy option when standard care is not preferred by the patient, or is not well-tolerated.
For those less familiar with evidence of acupuncture’s mechanisms of action, efficacy/outcomes, and/or acupuncturists’ education and credentialing, this brief overview of the profession is a good starting place.
More detailed evidence-based acupuncture treatment guidelines may be found here.
A guide for female reproductive health referrals may be found here.
For your convenience in referring a patient, please download a Fax/Email referral page: