Chinese medical practitioners have to be good at figuring out what is wrong. We will very often see patients who have been to every type of doctor to answer this question and they still do not have an answer. Sometime they have spent thousands of dollars in tests and specialists and no guess. So, since the tests have been run and the results are negative, someone must still be able to figure it out. Often we are able to to do this, because that's just how our medicine works - 5000 years of observing how a human works (not how mitochondria work but how humans work). Also, and I have mentioned this before, sometimes what is needed is a different perspective, a different angle to look at the problem. Our regular patients all know that it's probably best to at least 'bounce' a new health problem off us - before the testing begins. Most issues have a simple solution, so its always best to look for that solution first. And common ailments are by definition the ones that will turn up the most.
Monte Jackson, owner Acupuncture Center of Richmond