For those who are skeptical about ancient medicine, I would suggest that before making the decision to negate the ancient art of acupuncture, you should try it. I have an autoimmune disease. My blood work numbers were extremely high. Between diet and acupuncture, I have lowered my number by 53 points within 5 months. My goal is to bring this number into normal range within a year (or 7 more months). Acupuncture is helping to control my condition better than I could have ever hoped. Also, when researching this disease using books and internet, it was recommended that acupuncture would be very helpful in controlling this condition. Thanks to Dr. Cathy, I feel better both in body and mind.