On 12/9/2012 10:51 AM, van Sinn wrote:
Locate a good Chinese acupunture specialist with many
years of experience.
Traditional western doctors who's taken a course generally do not
understand those techniques due to mindset limitations from the
In general, I agree with you, van Sinn but in the area I live
in (roughly the SF Bay Area) there are an increasing number of
very hip young doctors who either have degrees in Western
Medicine AND Acupuncture or who , like my personal Western
physician, are very open minded about alternate modalities of
My own physician, Thomas McGuire, M.D., as an example, will
not prescribe anti-biotics to me if I have an infection and have
not already 1) done my sinus washes faithfully and 2) taken all
of my Chinese Herbs as my Acupuncturist, Elsa Etcheverry has
taught me to do. He probably won't go so far as to recommend
a good chiropractor but we're working on him <big grin>
I realize that we live in an anomylous area. This are is,
truly, a center of dozens of different holistic healing
modalities and Western Medicine (with famous world class
programs at Stanford and USF) but i think that this healing conciousness
is growing all over the planet.
I'm curious about everyone elses experience.