Conventional medical approaches are extremely useful for complement the Chinese Medicine Approach. These routes are generally well known, but there is still a need for good information:
- An excellent resource for further information is www.patient.info
- Another excellent U.S. based resource is the Mayo Clinic for health advice.
Acupuncture: Traditional Acupuncture
Traditional acupuncture is what I practice, and is more or less the equivalent to those well developed methods used in China for centuries:
- The leading professional body is the British Acupuncture Council or BAcC and is available here: www.acupuncture.org.uk
- A really useful review in a UK national newspaper about the effectiveness of traditional acupuncture can be found here in the Guardian newspaper article "Is Acupuncture Effective?"
- A really thorough introduction to the subject found in usual Wikipedia style (with usual pro. and con. opinions) is here.
Acupuncture: Medical Acupuncture
These daysIncreasing numbers of physiotherapists, osteopaths and medial doctors have been turning to acupuncture having seen clinical effectiveness. These resources describe this approach:
- The website of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
- For the physio. approach: Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists
“I have no knowledge of any parallel universe, so I can’t compare what my life without acupuncture would be like to see exactly how much it has helped, but my feeling is that it does help me, so I won’t stop. Equally, I recognise that it is good to meet a qualified doctor on a regular basis for a one-to-one session lasting 45 minutes.” Is Acupuncture Effective?, Guardian Article