Is it okay to take medications while getting acupuncture?

Dr. Daniel Hsu, DAOM
Alternative & Complementary Medicine
Continue with your prescribed medication while receiving acupuncture, at least until you have thoroughly discussed your options with your doctor or the practitioner who prescribed the medication. Many people seek the help of an acupuncturist because of dissatisfaction with drug treatment -- whether it does not seem to be working or there are unacceptable side effects. However, do not stop taking any medication without professional guidance.

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