Part IV: Why You Should Have A Family Acupuncture Doctor? | 【于博士文章系列】为什么要去看针灸医生（四）？
Why do you need a family acupuncture doctor? So far, this topic has been covered several times, yet each time I feel there are more things to be added. Almost everyone has his own family doctor, who provides long term medical service to every member of the family. Family doctor is a widely respected occupation, and they are often referred to as “my doctor”. Recently, some people start to use “my acupuncture doctor” too. This simple phrase means two things: 1. “my acupuncture doctor” is providing long term service; 2. the service is effective.
I still remember one phone call that I got when I started 11 years ago. The patient said that she had been suffering from very serious sciatica. It was so painful (and I could hear that from the phone) that she could hardly get off the bed, and obviously could not drive. She asked whether I could go pick her up. I went to pick her up during break time, and treated her. She got much better after the first treatment, and I did not need to go pick her up ever after. We became good friends. In the following 11 years, she came to me for all kinds of problems including headache, stomach ache, even constipation. She also called me for health consultation, and I often visited her too. Actually my treatment to her had more soothing effect than actual healing, because she always felt well physically and mentally after each treatment. I have become a kind of psychological support to her.
There is also another old patient who has even stopped seeing family doctors after seeing me since 11 years ago. Sometimes I even have to tell her to go see her family doctor.
Why did this happen? I think one answer is that acupuncture really is very effective.
Another example is one of the patients today. She and her husband, coming from South America, are visiting scholars in UBC. She came to me 9 months ago for her chronic migraine. Her symptom was like this: serious pain in the forehead and temple area, which becomes more serious before and during menstruation (which is at 28 days/6 days interval); extreme pain of the same area in the two days before menstruation; blood volume is higher than normal and the color is dark. She had a son 12 years ago, and after that she could not get pregnant for 12 years. She came to see me for the headache only, and she had no hope for another baby. To her surprise, the headache disappeared after three sessions. After six sessions (from Dec 15 to Dec 31, 2014), she stopped taking further treatment, and I had not seen her since then. Today she came to the clinic, and the first thing I noticed was her belly. The couple happily told me that her headache got much better, and she even got pregnant. She was pregnant for 37 weeks, and the delivery was expected on October 17. She wanted to have some treatment to be ready for the delivery.
My dear friends, as a doctor I am very proud to be someone who can sustain health for more and more people. Now I think most of you understand the meaning of a family acupuncture doctor: as the family doctor, a family acupuncture doctor can provide you and your family long-term, reliable, and extremely effective medical service. Do you have one already? If you are still looking, I believe my knowledge and experience can provide you the best acupuncture treatment and related service in Vancouver.
为什么要有一个家庭针灸师呢？似乎这个话题已经讲过数次。但每次过后，我又觉得不够完善。在北美，基本每个人都会有自己的家庭医师，他们为每个家庭成员提供长期医疗服务。因此人们经常把my doctor放在嘴边，从而可以看到人们对医生的尊重。但现在已经有越来越多的人们把my acupuncture doctor 放在嘴边了，这个简单的词里有两层含义：一是“my acupuncture doctor”正在提供一个长期服务，二是这个服务是有效的。