Acupuncture and herbs work holistically. Traditional Chinese medicine views the human body as a well integrated system rather than a collection of individual parts, and treatment is geared to restoring overall balance of the entire system.
Treatments are quite safe. Many people feel so relaxed and peaceful that they fall asleep while being treated.
Acupuncture has very few side effects. One research conducted in England showed that in 3000 acupuncture treatments, the only side effect was an occasional bruise.
The combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine and western medicine helps avoid some surgeries and helps in recovery from surgery.
The effects of the combination of different herbs can not be replaced by single chemicals.