Absolutely not. Many patients come for regular treatments to achieve increased effectiveness and enjoyment in life. Acupuncture can also be a powerful preventative measure to keep patients healthy throughout the year. In China an acupuncturist’s job was to keep their patients well. Acupuncturists would get paid only when his/her patients were well. When their patients were sick they wouldn’t get paid as it was looked at as if they weren’t doing their job.