Licensed Acupuncturists in California
The State of California began licensing acupuncturists in 1976, and in 1979 was the first state in the nation to recognize qualified
practitioners as primary health care professionals. To qualify for licensing in California, individuals must meet specified educational requirements and pass a comprehensive State licensing examination.
Izelle Cloete has acquired her Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine, in 2009. In 2017, she completed the Transitional Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine program. She is currently practicing Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Diagnostics and prescribes Chinese Herbs, at 2911 Adams Ave, Suite 3, San Diego, CA 92116. Quality Herbs are of the essence.
What to Expect From Acupuncture Treatment
Knowing what to expect from an acupuncture treatment will make you feel more comfortable about the experience. Call 619-550-8175.
Determine Your Goals
Are you looking for a primary health care practitioner, or someone to work with your current physician? Are you seeking short-term treatment for a specific complaint, or do you want the prevention-oriented, holistic approach to the health of mind, body and spirit that acupuncture and Asian medicine can provide? Knowing what you’re expectations are – and communicating them to your practitioner – will help you
get the most from your treatment.
An acupuncturist’s diagnose is determined in part by using methods similar to other health care practitioners:
Asking patients for a thorough history of their health, diet, exercise patterns, and chief complaints; performing a physical exam, ordering laboratory tests, X-rays or MRIs, and making a referral to a specialist, if necessary. The acupuncturist also uses unique diagnostic techniques, for example, taking the patient’s pulse on both wrists and observing the tongue and complexion. The three pulses felt on each wrist are believed to correspond to certain organs and functions. Following the diagnosis, the practitioner should explain to you the nature of your problem, recommend a treatment plan, and give you an anticipated prognosis (outcome).