Health Insurance to Cover Acupuncture in Palm Harbor – a Possibility

//Health Insurance to Cover Acupuncture in Palm Harbor – a Possibility

Health Insurance to Cover Acupuncture in Palm Harbor – a Possibility

As you may already know, acupuncture is a procedure that falls under complementary and alternative medicine which involves the insertion of needles into the skin at strategic body points. Thousands of Americans whose health and well-being depends on this procedure can finally rejoice as a new health care law is now being administered across several states, such as California and Washington, which ensures that acupuncture will be covered by health care insurance.

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The New York Times reported late last year that efforts of chiropractors and acupuncturists who lobbied for the inclusion of their services in people’s health insurance were not in vain as the Department of Health and Human Services announced that acupuncture treatments were at last included in the benefits packages in six states – and possibly others to follow in the near future. Hence, insurance covered acupuncture in Palm Harbor is not a faraway possibility.

Acupuncture is widely practiced in Florida; in fact, several healthcare centers such as the East West Healing Solutions have been offering acupuncture services and other complementary treatments for a long time to their satisfied clients. Acupuncture treatments alone have been proven to alleviate stress, relieve headaches and migraines, and even help with arthritis and chronic body pain.

While acupuncture is yet to be included in all health insurance packages in Florida, you ought to know that some policies are starting to include it, particularly due to its cost-effectiveness as a treatment. As a matter of fact, a leading acupuncturist in Palm Harbor can administer acupuncture therapy in different ways.

East West Healing Solutions, for instance, offers not only traditional Chinese acupuncture, but also similar services such as electro-acupuncture wherein the needles used conduct mild electrical currents; auricular acupuncture in which needles are placed on target points on the outer ear; and cosmetic acupuncture for skin rejuvenation.

Though acupuncture is now included in health insurance plans in various states across the country, there are still states that do not. If you’re wondering whether your health policy covers acupuncture, it’s best to inquire with your insurance company ahead of time. On the other hand, if you’re still looking for insurers that cover acupuncture, a simple search online can provide you with a list of insurance companies that you can work with.

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By | 2017-09-05T13:31:35+00:00 September 26th, 2013|Industry News|Comments Off on Health Insurance to Cover Acupuncture in Palm Harbor – a Possibility

About the Author:

Dr. Marie Perkins, OTR/L, LMT, DOM, Dipl. Ac. is one of the most recognized practitioners in Palm Harbor as a “non-pharmaceutical” pain specialist. She is the founder of East West Healing Solutions and is dedicated to helping patients enjoy optimum health.

Born and raised in Quebec City Canada, Dr. Perkins received her Bachelor Degree in Occupational Therapy from University Laval in 1993. Her passion led her to leave everything behind and immigrated to Florida in 1995. She proceeded with acquiring her Massage Therapy license from Bahkti Academy in 1999 and her Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine from the Florida Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2004.

Her goal for founding East West Healing Solutions was to be a pioneer in the community working at bridging the gap between Eastern and Western Medicine. She has established strong partnership with Medical Doctors, Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, Orthopedic Surgeons, Neurologists, Pain Management Physicians, Doctors of Chiropractic, Rehabilitative Specialists, Athletic Directors, Coaches and Personal Injury Attorneys in the community proving not only that it can be done but also that a cohesive team approach is often the most efficient way to help a patient..

“Over the years I have continued to add to my knowledge in order to be able to help as many patients I possibly could. Most of the time, a joint effort from Western and Eastern Medicine is required to obtain optimal health. For that reason, patients should proactively seek a team of highly trained professionals in various fields, all working toward one common goal; the PATIENT’S best interest. Your health portfolio should be built with the same concepts as your financial portfolio; diversification is the key!, Dr. Marie Perkins tells her patients.”

Aside from offering Traditional Acupuncture to Palm Harbor patients, her clinic also offers several other complementary treatments such as Herbal prescriptions, Cupping, Gua Sha, Moxibustion, Diathermia, Dry Aqua Massage, Cold Laser Therapy, Medical Massage and Postural Analysis among others. Dr. Perkins also develops customized, personal healing and health plans for each patient at East West Healing Solutions.