I have had a three accupuncture sessions, one with an Asian doctor, (I am in Minneapolis - not Asia), with his receptionist translating for me. One with an american trained accupuncturist..
Even though I couldn't communicate directly with the Asian accupuncturist, the short term results were astounding!
I have had bladder hesitancy for forever, but the minute he was done with me, (litterally), I had to rush to a bathroom and the flood gates were wide open
That lasted for about a day and a half, then it went back to the way is was.
The cost kept me from seeing him again. He didn't accept insurance, so each visit would have been $75.00 or so.
I wish I had that much disposable income lying around.
The other guy I saw (twice), accepted insurance, but I didn't have as much success. In fact, in the initial interview I told him that I had MS and was hoping to relieve some symptoms. (stiff legs, numbnes, bladder etc..).
He told me that he was very familiar with MS and how to treat it.
He loaded me up with needles, (which to this day I think is the coolest thing to experience), but then had me lie on a heated electric table.
I think the heat killed any benefits that I might have realized from this hack.
Anyway, the point of my story is, (in my opinion), I think the best results come form asian-trained doctors, if you can afford one or if a particular doc will negotiate pricing.
I wouldn't waste my time with an American trained guy, (that's just my humble opinion - take it for what it's worth)