The pioneering physicians of today know that treating just symptoms is not the best approach for the patient, and the focus is becoming more on treating the underlying conditions. This is known as functional medicine.
It is also becoming increasingly clear that medicine needs to be individualized and one protocol that may work wonders for one patient may not be the best approach for another patient with the same condition. This is known as personalized medicine.
Oriental medicine has had this philosophy at its core for over three thousand years.
Each patient is treated as a unique individual and treatment revolves not just around their symptoms but also around the underlying condition.
The ultimate goal with acupuncture is to get you to a place where you are healthy, symptom and pain free, and educated on how to stay that way.