Neurology Insights: Does Adding Acupuncture to Your Practice Make Sense?
Skepticism is part and parcel of the practice of medicine. First Do No Harm looms large in every encounter. So when new practice modalities gain popularity, it’s not surprising that they take some time to gain widespread usage, particularly when their mechanism of action is unclear. Acupuncture definitely falls into that category, but its use is gaining momentum and its acceptance is growing.
The American Academy of Neurology has added the Section on Neurohealth & Integrative Neurology because of the growing acceptance of complementary and alternative medicines into mainstream medicine, including acupuncture.
At the 2019 AAN Annual Meeting, Jennifer Bickel, MD, provided an acupuncture demonstration for those who wanted to experience the treatment. She walked the attendees through a mini-acupuncture session, with needling at the LV3 point on both feet.
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