Acupuncture New Millions in USA -

Investigators included experts from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (El Paso, TX), University of Maryland School of Medicine (Baltimore, MD) and the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. The investigators predict a continuation of the upward trend and note that acupuncture patients used it “as a complementary and alternative approach to conventional treatment for a specific health condition, but also used it as a preventive means to promote general health.” The investigators suggest that insurance coverage for acupuncture services, increased awareness and the lower cost of acupuncture care compared with other modalities may contribute to the popularity and growth of acupuncture use in the USA.

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