Learning to look at research

Another study on the use of acupuncture was recently in the news. My source story came from Reuters, titled "Acupuncture Needling Doesn't Ease Menopausal Hot Flashes", which not so surprisingly is following previous studies showing benefits. The study used a nice large-ish sample size: 327 Australian women, and offered them 10 treatments over 8 weeks … Continue reading Learning to look at research

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Federal coverage for Acupuncture services

Acupuncture practitioners are recognized as medical professionals in most of the U.S. and some private health insurance policies offer coverage for acupuncture services, but not federal insurance policies -- like Medicare. I just argued for establishing AOM post-graduate clinical residency programs, akin to those that the Western medicine profession has. Those programs are largely paid for by … Continue reading Federal coverage for Acupuncture services

We need our own residency programs

Gettin' there.... Acupuncture especially and our other traditional medical treatments are being used more frequently in modern America. We seem to be very slowly getting integrated into the conventional medical usage (emphasis on the slo-o-o-owly, somewhat like easing one's body into a cold ocean dip). But still, we're treated a bit like the proverbial redheaded step-child. Recently, … Continue reading We need our own residency programs