Q:If I am 70% recovered, should I let it heal on its own like a cold, and not continue the treatments?
A: Acupuncture is used to regulate body’s Qi and blood circulations. 70% recovery is like clearing half way of a clogged drain pipe, it will definitely be clogged again. It can also be said that being sick is like a screw that is loosened. The doctor has to screw it back. If during the treatment process the patient feels better and stops the treatment on his or her own, it will be like a half-tightened screw that will come loose again anytime. So it is necessary to be patient and complete the treatment process so the sickness will not reoccur, just like a tight screw that will not loosen easily. Make sure to continue the treatment until you are fully recovered to avoid any symptom from becoming chronic because of incomplete treatments. If the condition becomes chronic, the treatment will cost you more time and money.
Dr. Chun-Ming Fu
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