Hospitals are increasingly offering patients acupuncture and other ‘alternative’ therapies. Have we won them over? Maybe. Certainly, many doctors have followed the research and understand the effectiveness of acupuncture and other Chinese medicine treatments but, I’m afraid that some of it is about greed. Hospitals are aware of the large numbers of people who visit other types of practitioners and want to get them back. Therefore, they are offering treatments that patients request – at least that is a good thing.