Palm Springs Acupunture Center
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CHINESE MEDICINE
What is acupuncture?
What is an acupuncture treatment like?
What other methods of treatment does an acupuncturist use?
What is Herbal Medicine?
How are the herbs administered?
Do herbs have side effects?
How does your doctor know what is causing your illness?
What kind of diseases can Chinese Medicine treat?
How many treatments are needed?
Do I have to choose between Chinese medicine and other forms of health care?
Regulation of practice
Is acupuncture covered by insurance?

acupuncture palm springs - chinese medicineDo I have to choose between Chinese medicine and other forms of health care?

Acupuncture is very compatible with other forms of health care. Acupuncturists are used to working in conjunction with all sorts of other practitioners, such as chiropractors, massage therapists, psychologists, physical therapists, and medical doctors. We are trained in western medicine so we can understand your western diagnosis and communicate with your Medical Doctor if necessary. As a matter of fact, Chinese medicine greatly enhances the effect of other therapies, and reduces unwanted side effects from various drugs, including Chemo-therapeutics. Often the best results can be obtained by incorporating more than one type of therapy. Please inform your acupuncturist of any other health care systems and/or medications you are currently using so that you can receive the maximum benefits from all of them.