Acupuncture, Anyone?

By Ria Eapen, Health Policy Associate

Many consumers rely upon conventional medicine to treat various ailments. However, others use complementary and alternative medicine, such as therapies like acupuncture and homeopathy and products like dietary supplements and herbs.

Curious?

Feel free to check out the federal government’s agency known as the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, or NCCAM. This agency is 1 of 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

If you would like to learn more about CAM, including some tips on how to discuss your options with your physician, please visit: http://nccam.nih.gov/timetotalk/forpatients.htm.

How about you, what’s your preferred method of treatment?

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2 thoughts on “Acupuncture, Anyone?

  1. My husband after smoking for 35 years and trying many different ways to quit, had the best results with acupuncture. He still smokes but went from 3 packs a day to 1 pack a day after only one treatment. Imagine if he had only returned what he may have accomplished.

  2. To learn more about ALL of the therapies available read UnBreak Your Health – The Complete Guide to Complementary & Alternative Therapies (Loving Healing Press 2007). With 300+ listings in 136 different subjects, testimonials and some of the most interesting recent scientific discoveries it’s the place to begin a journey of healing.

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