As an acupuncturist, here is a conversation I seem to have almost daily: A patient is struggling with a health condition, and their Western doctor has prescribed a medication that the patient will need to take long-term, which they don’t want to do. Or a patient has been on a prescribed medication, doesn’t like the side effects, and is trying to decrease their dosage or go off altogether. They want to know if acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help them avoid taking these drugs. The reality . . . ? Read More: Acupuncture and Western Medications read more..