Dr. Mindy Boxer – Establishing Care with Your Acupuncture Practitioner


Acupuncture has a proven track record of success but if you haven’t yet added Acupuncture to your health care routine, then it’s important to note that your experience will greatly depend on the Acupuncture provider you ultimately choose. And the best way to determine the right Acupuncturist for you is to identify your specific health care needs and goals.

It makes sense, right; when we like and trust our health care providers, our experiences tend to be more positive. And trusting a provider is easier when you know they have the proper training and credentials to address your specific needs.

And if you are here on this website, you already have this goal in mind. Different states and jurisdictions have different training and educational requirements. Don’t hesitate to ask about training, specialties, or advanced education. I want you to be confident in my care. 

Identifying Your Goals

This is an important step in determining if we are the right fit for each other. Are you looking for a practitioner with a specialty in the issue you are facing or are you looking for someone who will be your primary health care provider? Or are you looking for someone who will work closely with your current MD? Just as we do a health intake with new patients, don’t be afraid to ask  about training, education, and practice philosophy. The answers to these questions can help both of us determine if this partnership in health will be a success. Practitioners need to know what you hope to achieve and patients need to be confident in a practitioner’s ability to meet their needs.

Important Qualifications 

Acupuncture is a respected field of medicine and most states require formal training and certification to practice. It is not uncommon for most states to require three to five years of study and a Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine from an accredited institution, as well as passing a state board exam. If you are not sure what the requirements are in your state or area, you can visit the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine website to get an idea of what is the norm in your area. Not every Acupuncturist is certified by this Commission (or needs to be) but it is a great reference in understanding and learning more about different acupuncture specialities and requirements, especially if you are looking for a practitioner who specializes in a particular technique or health concern (i.e. chronic pain, fertility, men’s/women’s health, etc.)

I have been certified by the NCCAOM for the past 29 years!

Get Your Questions Answered 

Don’t be afraid to call my office and get your questions answered and address any concerns you may have. Some of the most frequently asked questions are about length of treatment, accepting insurance, speciality care, Herbal medicine, side effects, and size of the needs. There is a good chance your question has already been asked and putting your concerns to rest is always a priority. A truly successful health care partnership involves trust and an established comfort level between patient and practitioner. This may take some time, but it is worth the investment.

The bottom line is Acupuncture works and could be a great addition to your health care routine. Give me a call today to make an appointment. Achieving your health care goals is always with the time and money investment it takes to get there.

Don’t wait, call and make an appointment today if you suffer from any of the symptoms mentioned above.  310. 450. 9711.   info@drmindyboxer.com

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Dr. Mindy Boxer is a holistic practitioner who has grown into her specialties in an organic way. Understanding a range of disciplines allows her to integrate the wisdom of Ancient healing in combination with the most recent innovations in Scientific research. This dynamic blend has enabled Dr. Boxer to help patients in the prevention and treatment of disease for over 25 years.
At age 15, Dr. Boxer began her lifelong practice of Yoga & Meditation, read many Nutrition books, began Juicing her Vegetables, and explored and all Raw Diet.  Recognizing the importance of Nutrition in overall health, she earned her Ph.D. in 1986 in Nutrition and Human Behavior, providing her with a solid foundation to counsel and educate patients on how to attain health and vitality.
Her informative Lectures and appetizing Cooking Classes were the perfect forum to educate the community about the effects of food on Mood and Behavior, as well as in innovative ways to balance Body Chemistry in order to achieve overall well being.
Sensing a need to expand her training and understanding of the human body as a whole system, Dr. Boxer continued her studies in Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine,  and in 1993 earned a Masters Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine. She is licensed by the Medical Board of the State of California in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine and is also licensed by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine.
These diverse disciplines give Dr. Boxer a unique view of the human body and how to keep it functioning in an optimal manner. Her practice of Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs and Functional Nutrition have a profound effect on Hormonal balance, Rejuvenation, and Immune system enhancement.

Dr. Boxer has a particularly keen understanding of Women’s Health issues including Gynecological irregularity, PMS, Fertility, IUI & UVF support, Healthy Pregnancy & Delivery, and Menopausal issues. Her interest in the human body as a dynamic system has given her the understanding to deal with such problems as improper Digestion and elimination, Cancer Support, Allergies, back pain, tight neck and shoulders, carpal tunnel syndrome, respiratory distress, chronic fatigue, Insomnia, Stress, Anxiety and Depression.
She has also studied the art and science of Homeopathy, earning her Diplomate in Homeopathy from the Hahnemann College of Homeopathy in 1995. This allows her to treat the whole person — physically, mentally, emotionally.

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