Acupuncture and Oriental medicine are still in the process of being incorporated into health care system in this country. The latest studies indicate that 65 to 80 percent of the world’s population and approximately 38 percent of all Americans use complementary medicine. In response to their client’s use of complementary medicine and the realization that those who do use such therapies tend to cost the insurance companies less overall, many insurance companies do cover all or a portion of the cost of acupuncture.
Even if your insurance does not cover acupuncture, there are affordable places to find treatment. Community acupuncture clinics are becoming increasingly popular and easy to find. These clinics charge anywhere between $15 and $50 per treatment, some based on a sliding scale or donation.
The next time you find yourself frustrated by conventional treatment methods, consider acupuncture as a possible alternative. In just a few sessions, you could experience relief from any one of dozens of stubborn, hard-to-treat health conditions while stimulating the body’s own healing resources – something no prescription drug can ever do for you.