FDA Proposes that Doctors Learn About Acupuncture for Pain Management

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in Blog

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“The Food and Drug Administration released proposed changes Wednesday to its blueprint on educating health care providers about treating pain. The guidelines now recommend that doctors get information about chiropractic care and acupuncture as therapies that might help patients avoid prescription opioids….

In Oregon, the state Medicaid program decided to cover chiropractic care for lower back pain starting in 2016. Other states are considering similar moves. And earlier this year, the chiropractic industry cheered when the American College of Physicians recommended non-surgical treatments such as acupuncture, yoga, and chiropractic care as the first options for treating lower back pain.”

More information about alternative healthcare, and its role the FDA’s blueprint to address a crisis of prescription drug abuse here:
https://www.statnews.com/2017/05/10/pain-acupuncture-chiropractic-fda