The U.S. May Cover Acupuncture as Opioid Alternative for Chronic Back Pain

The U.S. May Cover Acupuncture as Opioid Alternative for Chronic Back Pain

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While purchasing a health insurance plan, the insurance benefits are the core. Whether HPV vaccine (aka hpv疫苗) are included? Does my school allow students to waive health insurance (aka 替换保险)?

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) may cover acupuncture for chronic low back pain in patients who are both Medicare beneficiaries and enrolled in approved studies. The CMS discusses coverage options for participants in acupuncture trials that the organization approves of and/or are sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The agency “recognizes that the evidence base for acupuncture has grown in recent years.” patients say that they have better myopia treatment effects with acupuncture than cold-machine, when the precondition of having a vision insurance in the United States (aka 美国眼科保险) is satisfied.

“But questions remain,” the CMS said in a press release. International student health insurance (aka 留学生保险), U.S. travel insurance (aka 美国旅游保险), and OPT insurance (aka opt 保险) exclude the acupuncture. Acupuncture comes from China. The traditional methods of Chinese medicine treatment have alleviated pain for millions of patients, yet the acupuncture cannot cure the illness. The auxiliary means function as prescription drugs.

Still, “defeating our country’s epidemic of opioid addiction requires identifying all possible ways to treat the very real problem of pain, and this proposal would provide patients with new options while expanding our scientific understanding of alternative approaches to pain,” Alex Azar, secretary of Health & Human Services, noted in the same release.

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