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Medicare to Cover Acupuncture in Chronic Low Back Pain Study

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With the recent opioid epidemic outcry, and associated legislation, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently approved funding  for large-scale trials to evaluate effectiveness, and develop strategies to best implement, acupuncture treatment of older adults (65 years and older) with chronic low back pain.

On July 15, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed covering acupuncture for Medicare patients

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Take Action Now to Require Insurance to Cover Acupuncture!

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Recent attention on the Opioid Crisis has highlighted the incredible numbers of people suffering from chronic pain.  Changes in national and state laws are being made.  Here in Rhode Island, we are nearing votes on bills in our general assembly:

http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText19/SenateText19/S0068.pdf

http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText19/HouseText19/H5120.pdf

These would require insurance companies pay for non-opioid pain treatments

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Acupuncture for Carpal Tunnel Remaps the Brain

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https://interestingengineering.com/new-study-suggests-acupuncture-can-remap-the-brain-to-relieve-chronic-pain?fbclid=IwAR3zzdkKxnNuiPwQhRSjOCaj1OXPiuqljqFszV3pKlxPF2X3JUIciRCMNZM

 

New Study Suggests Acupuncture Can Remap the Brain to Relieve Chronic Pain

Research shows acupuncture can be effective in the treatment of chronic pain sufferers.

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October, 12th 2017

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Acupuncture is a medical treatment that involves inserting very thin needles into

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