Q: Dear Dr. Mao,
I’m taking medication for diabetes, arthritis, cholesterol, and high blood pressure. Can Chinese medicine help me with my many conditions? Where can I find the help I need?
A: Yes, Chinese medicine can help you with your conditions. I suggest you do not discontinue the prescribed medications for your condition. However, as adjunctive treatment, I suggest you start by consulting a licensed acupuncturist/herbalist who can properly diagnose your condition according to the traditional Chinese medical theory.
To locate a practitioner, you can search: www.acupuncture.com.