I am only slightly surprised that many patients who come in for a first visit tell me that they never thought of doing acupuncture (previous to deciding to come in). But really if you had asked me 20 years ago, I would have most likely said the same thing. I just never thought about using acupuncture or Chinese medicine. For the last 16 years though, acupuncture has been my medicine of choice. Acupuncture has grown a lot in popularity since I first got interested in it. I hope that it is not as 'strange' to most people as it used to be. I hope that more and more people are turning to acupuncture to help with health issues. This seems to be the case since our business has grown each year since we started over 12 years ago. Chinese medicine which includes acupuncture and cupping and Chinese herbs and other modalities, can help with about any condition. I have treated successfully a wide range of conditions in my clinic. I recommend to my patients that they check in with us for any non-life threatening conditions. Sometimes we can solve the problem a lot more simply, safely and cheaply than a western doc can (there are many reasons for this!). Just check with us, and if we can't handle it we will tell you.
Monte Jackson, owner Acupuncture Center of Richmond