As they say, shift happens…

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Yin Tang - hmfultonmdRecently posted on USNews.com; we are on the verge of Healthcare reform and change may be seen as soon as summer’s end!  7 Ways Health Reform Is Going to Affect You talks about… you guessed it, the logistics of Obama’s Healthcare reform and there at number 7: 

7) You might find your doctor prescribing acupuncture for your back pain and a trip abroad for your surgery. Complementary and alternative medicine, often dismissed by mainstream medicine, will be encouraged by your health plan as a low-cost substitute for standard care. As President Obama said a few weeks ago when asked about acupuncture for chronic pain, if there’s evidence it works, support it. The British national health system has just approved acupuncture as part of standard care for aching backs. Other forms of alternative medicine are sure to follow.

Acupuncture and other Alternative forms of Medicine are quickly gaining ground and establishing a presence in healthcare in the US.  As a student of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine I have been seeing a wonderfully helpful side of healthcare that I think we all wish for!  Well, it’s here folks… the shift is happening and hopefully in the future (hopefully sooner than later) it will be more available through insurance companies for us to use!

Source:  USnews.com; June 10, 2009

About eresko

I am a licensed Acupuncturist and NCCAOM Board certified Diplomat of Oriental Medicine. I live in Ketchum, Idaho, where I have an Acupuncture practice at Zenergy Health Club & Spa & Pure Body Pilates. I am also a Level I & II certified Kettlebell Instructor and teach private classes as well as classes at High Altitude Fitness in Ketchum, Idaho. I have been very very active in sports and athletics since I can remember. I received my BS in Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado @ Boulder. In my practice I utilize all modalities to help get you where you want to be, whether with Acupuncture or Kettlebell training. I am well versed in treating Sports specific conditions; pain, injuries, strains & sprains and use my knowledge of the body both from a Chinese Medical standpoint and a traditional Western one; a concept that most of my patients are familiar with. In addition, I incorporate my knowledge of the physical body & how we move, where restrictions pain or tightness may reside and how that in turn affects the internal organs. For each individual that walks through my door, I am able to assess what each person needs as far as therapy to achieve their goals. Each person is different, inside and out and treatments should reflect that. Among my modalities, I use Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Tuina (a type of Chinese bodywork), Japanese style Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Nutrition, and Lifestyle coaching as well as my Kettlebell training for rehab and for improving one's fitness level.
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