Is acupuncture considered "real" medicine?

Dr. Robin Miller, MD
Internal Medicine
Acupuncture is considered real medicine and has been used for thousands of years. In the US it is considered a form of alternative and complementary medicine since it is not often used as part of conventional medical practice.  However more and more it is being utilized by conventional medical providers and many insurances are starting to cover acupuncture treatments.

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