Acupuncture Readiness Attitude Scale (ARAS): An Informal Screener for Patient Suitability for Acupuncture Treatment

Guo-Hui Xie *

Merlion Pediatric Therapy Centre, Singapore and Merlion Academy, Singapore.

Meng Kiat Tan

Merlion Pediatric Therapy Centre, Singapore and Merlion Academy, Singapore.

Jennifer Erin Camulli

Merlion Pediatric Therapy Centre, Singapore and Merlion Academy, Singapore.

Chin Aik Koh

Specialist Traditional Chinese Medicine Centre, Singapore.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The Acupuncture Readiness Attitude (ARA) is a crucial component within the realm of acupuncture therapy. While the response expectancy of acupuncture - the anticipation of treatment effectiveness - is significant, the ARA plays a pivotal role. The ARA encompasses a patient’s willingness, openness, and readiness for acupuncture treatment, which can profoundly impact treatment outcomes. By prioritizing the ARA, acupuncture practitioners can enhance patient receptivity and ultimately contribute to the evolution of this ancient healing practice. This paper highlights the importance of considering the historical context in the development of acupuncture and stresses the requirement for a dedicated evaluator capable of assessing the ARA using an informal screener developed by the authors.

Keywords: Acupuncture, effectiveness, readiness attitude, response expectancy, screener


How to Cite

Xie , Guo-Hui, Meng Kiat Tan, Jennifer Erin Camulli, and Chin Aik Koh. 2024. “Acupuncture Readiness Attitude Scale (ARAS): An Informal Screener for Patient Suitability for Acupuncture Treatment”. Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medical Research 25 (7):45-57. https://doi.org/10.9734/jocamr/2024/v25i7546.

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