Acupuncture: Love It or Give It Back
(Or Why Don’t Acupuncturists Actually Believe in Acupuncture?)
Awesome catchy title courtesy of Nick Kurtz
**DISCLAIMER please take this with a grain of salt and attempt to appreciate various sections of misplaced humor**
Ever since Lisa’s keynote address at CANference 2, I have felt like I
was blind and given sight again. (And if you haven’t read it it please
READ it in Lisa blog post. It’s AWESOME!)
Suddenly everywhere I am seeing signs that Acupuncturists don’t really
believe in Acupuncture. I mean just look at the current issue of
“Acupuncture Today.” Articles about medical qi gong, Jing Gui Yao Lue,
Herbal Formulas for Pain, dowsing, light probes, meditation,etc.etc.,
One quote is “The patient had sought both acupuncture and
chiropractic therapy with minimal relief which would last for only 1-2
days.” So “Acupuncture Today” is the monthly mailing that shows you what
products you can buy or stuff you can do when your acupuncture doesn’t
Did you have teachers in acupuncture school that didn’t believe in Acupuncture? I sure did. And I meet CEU providers that also don’t believe in acupuncture. I mean what are we? “Acupuncturists” are just a nice guilible market to sell random stuff to.
I see discussions comparing community acupuncture to private practice. You know “Community Acupuncture” that’s where they ONLY do acupuncture.
Does anyone believe in acupuncture anymore?
I mean (besides the patients of course since they’re coming in after
reading articles in prevention magazine have how “acupuncture” helps
with back pain).
I mean why did we go get a degree in acupuncture, take acupuncture
boards, NCCAOM certificates, and get licensed as an acupuncturist? (And
continually pay money for CEU’s, to get our certificates, and licenses
Does acupuncture work?
I mean really without herbs, cupping, moxa, tuina, meditation, chi gong,
tai chi, food therapy, lifestyle counseling, etc. etc.
Look understand what I am saying here. I believe these are all great
things and have their place. But do you believe that acupuncture works
without all this stuff?
Why doesn’t acupuncture work most of the time without all this stuff?
Because patients can’t afford to pay $60-$300 a treatment and can only
come in once a month, so of course you HAVE to give them herbs and
Look we are community acupuncturists and you know what?
We believe in acupuncture.
We see acupuncture working miracles everyday.
People sleeping soundly in recliners in groups with little needles sticking out of them.
If you don’t want acupuncture give it back to us, we love it and believe in it!