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.