"The majority of Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners I know are pro-science and pro-vaccine. They have gone through their discipline’s substantial training and licensing processes. "

Yes. My acupuncturist remained open throughout the lockdown because she instituted strict biosecurity measures from the beginning in her clinic. She was one of the first health care practicitioners in my area to get vaccinated. And she and her office let me know that appointments were available BEFORE the state did.

She's also strict about licensing and posting licenses in her clinic. And yes, she's also a Chinese Medicine doctor....

Honestly, I think part of the rationale for acupuncture working is that it addresses the fascia--I have myofascial pain syndrome and it helps, to the degree that I have more mobility without pain than I did before acupuncture.

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