First notes on acupuncture:
When the wonderfully effective practice of acupuncture becomes common in the United States, healthcare may become more affordable. We may pay less for health-care. Anesthesiologists would probably lose much of their work. We would get better health-care.
MDs, surgeons, and anesthesiologists form a group not interested in supporting acupuncture for fear of loss of income. Anesthesiologists might have a good reason for that fear.
What is your experience with acupuncture in your country?
The huge amount of drugs American doctors prescribe would probably lessen. One reason for this is that acupuncture is great for reducing pain and eliminated it without disturbing and unhealthy side-effects. Fewer prescriptions would mean less profit for drug manufacturers and a savings for many of us. Drug manufacturers, much like insurance companies, have log been active in politics. Those drug manufacturers have formed and used powerful lobbying organizations in Washington. Drug companies contribute huge sums of money to selected kinds of medical research.
Drug manufactures are unlikely to support a health system founded on a broad base of health expertise rather than narrowly based on the use of drugs.
So, a large pare of the medical establishment is organized to resist the use of acupuncture. Acupuncture is better for health than it is for business.
For the individual, acupuncture could mean significantly lower medical costs and better health. What can an individual do about acupuncture and better healthcare? Not much! However, individuals can do all that is necessary. Please note the "s" I have used as the last letter in the word "individuals." Individuals know about cooperation and can act together to form powerful organizations.