The Acupuncture Poll question for December 2004 was:
What percentage of your patients are referred to you from medical doctors or chiropractors?
These results are based upon 283 responses.
As this is a voluntary, non-scientific survey, caution should be used in generalizing the results. Here is a sample of the comments made by those who took the survey and how they voted. Some comments have been edited for brevity.
0%-25%: In New Jersey, patients need a diagnosis or referral ... while all of my patients have a diagnosis, very, very few come to my office with a referral.
26%-50%: The percentage increases every year.
26%-50%: I find MDs and DCs are accepting of acupuncture, especially when allopathy has failed the patient.