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Acupuncture and herbalism on the American health care scene.
Traditional Acupuncture of Roslindale, MA 02131, USA.
The increasing demand for treatment by alternative care practitioners has resulted in MCOs marketing networks of acupuncturists, herbalists, massage therapy specialists, and others to their members. However, before an alternative provider network is considered, one must understand the comparisons and differences between conventional biomedical-based therapy and alternative care techniques. This is the first part of a two-part article exploring these issues.