Believe it or not, acupuncture turned out to be THE solution to this particular patients' suffering. The relief and impact offered by acupuncture were so profound that patients chose to openly identify themselves to share their personal experiences on social media; Yelp and Facebook. With such a baffling presentation that ER doctors could not diagnose, and such quick diagnosis and treatment by the team at HeCares, our patient no doubt felt inclined to preach the gospel. Her intention, to reach people who may have medical conditions that can potentially benefit from acupuncture as an alternative way to recovery.
Through these cases, acupuncture has proven to be an evidence-based medicine and plays a critical role in urgent care. In my humble opinion, acupuncture has evolved from alternative medicine to mainstream medicine. When facing the ever rising costs of medical care and not so promising clinical outcomes, the medical professionals and patients should team up and maintain a dialogue in the process of choosing the best possible solution to a non life threatening medical condition.