Speaking as someone who suffers from seasonal allergies, this article is a great relief:
The study by the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre of Traditional Medicine at RMIT found acupuncture could be a safe and effective treatment for persistent allergic rhinitis, which affects 16 per cent of Australians. - read the rest here.
Doesn't it just warm your heart to read about new studies and reports? It says that the world is looking for a cure and finding acupuncture to be that cure.
I also found this one, while we're talking about trends:
More and more African Americans are seeking alternative means of maintaining healthy lifestyles and combating diseases. One such alternative is acupuncture and acupressure. - read the rest here.
So it isn't just acceptance as a whole but maybe even a widening of the patient base. Either way we see more and more people turning to AOM and that in and of it self is a great thing!