If you love "Western medicine" and think all acupuncturists are "quacks," then you are not likely to heed (or even appreciate) your friend's well-meaning efforts to get you to drink your own urine for its health benefits.
From there her interests led her to study auricular acupuncture in Bristol with the Society of Auricular Acupuncturists in 1981.
Naturopaths, acupuncturists and Chinese medicine practitioners are professionals qualified to treat patients with Japanese herbs.
A Doctor of Acupuncture is the highest degree available to acupuncturists in the United States.
Most western veterinary acupuncturists typically use a combination of two techniques to treat their patients.