(fill in the blank with any ailment you can think of)
Acupuncture is a complete system of medicine. Anything you go to your medical doctor for, you can see an acupuncturist for. But each have their relative strengths. If you coming down with a cold or flu, have chronic pain, allergies, digestive problems, menstrual pain, etc., try your acupuncturist. If you have been hit by a car, are having a heart attack or stroke, or having some other medical emergency, please, go to the emergency room. This is where western medicine definitely excels. There is a very large list of conditions that the World Health Organization has determined acupuncture to be very effective at treating.
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