Acupuncturists are practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which encompasses Chinese herbology and various hands-on therapies. You may also see terms such as Oriental Medicine and Asian Medicine, which are synonymous with TCM. Most acupuncturists consider themselves practitioners of natural medicine as well, with good reason. Acupuncturists are using plants and gentle therapies to help the person reach a state of balance.
Natural medicine, holistic medicine and alternative medicine are wellness systems to be used other than going the conventional route or hand-in-hand with western medicine.
Q. When should you use conventional medicine?
A. Dr. Mercola answers this question in the following video.