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June Felice Johnson, PharmD, is the primary author. Johnson is professor of pharmacy practice at Drake University University of Pharmacy and Wellness Sciences, Des Moines, IA. She precepts Drake’s diabetes focus students on rotations at Camp Hertko Hollow diabetes camp and in the Iowa Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Center. Four colleagues beyond your pharmacy field contributed to the cases: Marjorie Cypress, RN, PhD, CDE, Albuquerque Health Partners, Albuquerque, NM; Alison B. Evert, MS, RD, CDE, Coordinator, Diabetes Education Programs, University of Washington INFIRMARY, Diabetes and Endocrine Treatment Center, Seattle, WA; Jodi Lavin-Tompkins, RN, MSN, CDE, Diabetes Education Program Manager; and Linda Siminerio, RN, PhD, CDE, Executive Director, University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Institute, Pittsburgh, PA.That’s because each individual is unique. Each patient includes a different energy system, a different physical make-up, a different posture, a different design of energy expression, and so forth. There are therefore many elements involved that it would be impossible to try to quantify them in a rigid, scientific way. Acupuncture is a lot more than just going for a needle and inserting it at a certain point, and yet, even doing so appears to function quite well in rigid scientific tests. Imagine just how much stronger the result of acupuncture would be if the research allowed experienced acupuncture practitioners to go after their talent to its fullest.