Myths and Facts About Chinese Medicine III

Myth: Chinese Medicine is natural, so it’s hard to tell if it’s working or not

FACT:  When it’s working, you’ll know it!

People often think that natural = weak. It simply isn’t true. Acupuncture for pain will work within the first few treatments or it won’t work at all!

Now don’t get me wrong, you may need multiple treatments to get rid of the problem and keep it gone. However, you should be able to tell that it’s working by the fourth treatment at the latest. If you have been seeing an Acupuncturist for pain for more than four treatments and you can’t tell if it’s working or not, either try a different Acupuncturist or do something else. Pain conditions rarely respond later if they’re not responding at all in the beginning.

For chronic conditions, like fatigue, digestive problems, hormones, you should notice improvement within the first month. Again, it may take some follow-up to make sure the results stay after you discontinue treatment, but a proper treatment should have you obviously on the road to recovery.

In my clinic, if the patient is not 70% better in three months, we take a serious look at whether we’re doing the right thing and whether or not we should continue treating!

When was the last time you took a medication (other than anti-biotics) that truly fixed your underlying problem and had you 70% better in three months?

Do you have more questions/assumptions/ideas that you want to know about? Leave them in the comments section, and I’ll be sure to address them!

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