What is Medical Acupuncture?

Medical schools teach allopathic physicians to understand patient’s problems from the structural level – from gross to molecular. Our goal is to treat patient’s problems with effectiveness and least side effects.

The knowledge of anatomy and physiology trains physicians to correct problems at the level of manifestation in the body. We focus on treating the symptoms or on a structural problem, responsible for the symptoms. Physicians have varying success; but often the side effect, e.g. giving antibiotic for a strep infection causing sore throat, and often the patient will have the side effect of loose bowels.

When a physician is trained to understand energetics of the body through a system of traditional Chinese medicine, one adds another dimension to the understanding of human pathology. We can integrate this knowledge into structural medicine. This integration is called medical acupuncture and will allow the understanding of the whole organism instead of individual symptoms.


Article written by Dr. Indarigt Singh, MD

Dr. Singh's focus is healthy living and acupuncture helps with managing chronic pain, anxiety, insomnia and depression.  He has been board certified in Family Medicine and received extensive training in acupuncture at UCLA and at the Academy of Pain Management for Acupuncture. He incorporates auricular acupuncture, body acupuncture and scalp acupuncture and the results are complementary to western medical practice.  A well and balanced person is in a dynamic state of physical, emotional, and spiritual harmony.