Should I let my doctor know?

If you are currently seeing your doctor about a health problem and have decided to start acupuncture treatment for the same problem, then it makes sense to let your doctor know, although there is no obligation to do this.

If you are currently on prescribed medication for your symptoms, acupuncture treatment may enable you to reduce or even stop taking some forms of medication. However, your doctor should always be consulted regarding any change in prescription.