(Closed) Odd comment from acupuncturist…

posted 4 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I don’t know, but I am big believer in just trusting your intuition.  If you have an off feeling, maybe find someone else.  My accupuncturist is a woman, and she has asked me very personal questions before, but they are related to what she is treating me for.  

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

yeah, I would feel that way too.  It may have been relevant, but if it did not feel professional, I would be cautious in the future.  Maybe have a friend wait in the waiting room or something, and see how you feel next time?  If you feel very uncomfortable though, just don’t go back.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

If you were freaking out, your instincts are telling you something. That doesn’t mean he’s evil or that he has any kind of bad intentions, but I think it’s super important to listen to your gut. You don’t need our permission to feel uncomfortable. You don’t need concrete proof. Find someone else.

Post # 6
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Busy bee

I would feel uncomfortable, too. The way he said those things was invasive and overly-familiar–not like someone who was speaking professionally out of clinical concern. 

Go with your gut.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

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AORiver15 :  NO NO NO. not normal, listen to your gut. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 1993

I would not go back.  The question was inappropriate. He did not need to know that. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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AORiver15 :  Sounds weird to me!  I’ve had many positive experiences with acupuncture-I’d find a different acupuncturist!  That comment seems off to me, but even without that the fact that you felt he was placing the blame on you is NOT COOL!  Find someone nicer and more professional, I’m sure they’re out there!  Sounds like he doesn’t deserve your money or time.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

No that is not right… he could have said be careful with twisting your hips and left it at that. Asking about your sex life is super creepy and gross

Post # 11
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Newbee

Trust your intuition… And don’t feel obligated to see him more.

5 years ago my hips just went out of line and I saw a physiotherapist. When he saw my hips he laughed a bit – I knew what he was thinking and he was right – and told me “well you should pay more attention to your hips”. And that’s all. He doesn’t make other comments and was very professional. He didn’t ask nasty questions. And I was fine. 

When you see a acupuncturist you should feel at your ease…

 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

Yeah not appropriate. I wouldn’t go back

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

Ew!  I would never go to him again.  That doesn’t sound right at all.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

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AORiver15 :  Totally not a normal comment from an acupuncturist! If he’s concerned about your hip alignment, then he should tell you that – it absolutely doesn’t matter what caused your hips to shift. He should have shut up and recommended yoga or something – not question you about your personal life. I recommend finding a different acupuncturist. 

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

I’ve been to accupuncture, physio, chiro, massage and naturopath before. I’ve gotten questions like that before because it CAN affect your health and alignment…especially in my case as I have Fibromyalgia, and was using accupuncture and naturopathic to assist with TTC. It’s all a matter of how they handle the phrasing, and how well you know them.

Like I got to know my naturopath/accupuncturist quite well, and they’d politely ask me questions, but they also knew I was TTC. My physio asked me a question once, but she handled it in a completely professional manner. Chiro never asked.

If it felt a little too forward then trust your gut and don’t go back.

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