has been shown in scientific studies to be very effective for a wide range of medical issues (official position
). It is also very effective for patients who “fall through the cracks” of Western medicine. Because it holistically addresses individuals, not diseases, it can be very helpful for people who feel “unwell” but who don't have a medical diagnosis.
Acupuncture can be used together with Western medical treatment when necessary. There are no side effects or interactions. And acupuncture can often treat the side effects of Western medications, including chemotherapy and radiation during cancer treatment.