Over the past few decades, research has been conducted seeking to explain how acupuncture works and what it can and cannot treat. In 1997 the National Institute of Health (NIH) Consensus on Acupuncture suggested that acupuncture has an effect on the central nervous system, structures of the brain, hormones, neurotransmitters and immune function.
According to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, 51% of medical doctors understand the efficacy and value of acupuncture, and medical doctors refer patients to acupuncturists more than any other alternative care provider. We regularly receive referrals from the medical community.
"There is sufficient evidence of acupuncture's value to expand its use into conventional medicine." -- National Institute of Health, 1997 Consensus on Acupuncture