warning...i may offend some with this post.   but i can't help myself.  i hear this all the time:  i BELIEVE in acupuncture or i DON'T BELIEVE in acupuncture.  and either way, it doesn't matter!  why?  the answer is simple - acupuncture is a science.  it isn't a belief system or a religion.  it is a science.  and although many western scientists may not understand it, it is a science nonetheless.  believing in it doesn't make it valid.  and the opposite holds true - not believing in it does not invalidate it.

so, believe it or not, acupuncture works!