The Huffington Post published an article in response to yet another Medical Doctor sharing his belief that acupuncture is worthless.
Dr. Jingduan Yang, a 5th generation Chinese medicine specialist, wrote a response that I think may help promote the understanding that acupuncture; with its long historical use and support relatively recently from national and international organizations such as the AMA, NIH and WHO; may be effective for a number of different health concerns. It may not be for everyone, but then again, Western medicine doesn’t help everyone either. To be sure, skeptics of acupuncture / TCM and Western medicine all exist!
My feeling is, practitioners of both of these health care systems (and other systems as well) have something of value to bring to those people who come to us for help. Let’s work together using our respective paradigms and help our patients be well!
and decide for yourself…