Kristen Sparrow • September 04, 2015
I came across this article while trying to find a usable template for recording patient visit data. ( I couldn’t find one, to make my own, sigh.) The author is advocating more frequent acupuncture treatment, which I’ve always suspected would be beneficial.
I especially like this part
“The ideal frequency for acupuncture therapy (assuming both patients and practitioners have the option to adjust to it) depends on one’s concept of the function of acupuncture therapy. Consider a few examples of other therapies. Would you, or specialists in their respective fields, recommend that a patient:
I think you will find it obvious that once per week doesn’t work for any of these things. There are some cancer therapies that are given once per week, but they are severely toxic and long-lasting, and not comparable to the experience of natural therapies. But, diet, exercise, sleep, herbs, vitamins, and common drug therapies are more like acupuncture treatments in their regulatory and recuperative effects, and a person should be doing them daily or almost every day.”