Q: Dear Dr. Mao,
Can a person in their fifties undergo acupuncture to cure a vasculitis (rheumatoid) ulcer?
A: Depending on the severity of the condition, acupuncture may help. I suggest you contact a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, as this will most likely involve internal herbal medications in addition to acupuncture. There are many treatment modalities, but without proper diagnosis, it is difficult to suggest a specific course of action. The practitioner will be able to prescribe the most suitable treatment.