Anyone in the United States is allowed to order their own lab work. I do not diagnose Western Diseases, as I am an acupuncturist, not an M.D. Often labs are helpful in determining whether or not there is an underlying health condition that is preventing a patient from improving. They are also helpful in determining the effectiveness of a patient’s current therapies. Some patients simply like to track their progress with “hard data.” Remember, this is for nutritional purposes only.