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FDA proposes that doctors learn about acupuncture for pain management

Thursday, May 11, 2017   (1 Comments)
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Chiropractors and acupuncturists who have lobbied for a bigger role in treating pain have won a preliminary endorsement from federal health officials.

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.

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Stephen Thompson LAc, Dao of Wellness Integrative Health says...
Posted Thursday, May 25, 2017
As an Acupuncturist/TCM practitioner, and a T5 Chiropractic student at NWHSU, I am excited about this news because when Chiropractors and Acupuncturists team up to treat complex syndromes outside of neuromusculoskeletal pain, the results are phenomenal and it serves to bring both professions up.

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