Why not? After all, it is 'universal' care - no? How about witchcraft?
I’ve found acupuncture to be highly effective in curing every psychosomatic illness I’ve ever had.
Acupuncture is fantastic therapy for some sports injuries. If you must have a socialized medical system it makes sense to cover acupuncture.
Coupled with suction cup therapy, acupuncture fixed my wrecked shoulder where months of traditional physiotherapy hadn’t worked at all.
posted on 08/02/2009 6:09:20 PM PDT
by DieHard the Hunter
(Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
..have soup with that sandwich
posted on 08/02/2009 6:10:26 PM PDT
(USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
I’d love to see acupuncture included. I think a few sessions of acupuncture could be less expensive than long term treatment for certain conditions. But since Obama has advocated taking a pain pill instead of having surgery, I doubt the use of acupuncture will be covered. It’s more expensive than a generic pain pill (if there are any left after they pull what they consider to be the dangerous ones off the market).
posted on 08/02/2009 6:19:31 PM PDT
This brings up an important issue (and it's not about the effectiveness of acupuncture)....do we really want our health care coverage to be dictated by the group with the most powerful lobbyists, the most money, the best access to Congress? And how long before witchcraft is added so some stupid special interest group doesn't get pissed off and some stupid CongressCritter can buy votes?
Congress will always vote buy with our money and special interest will always push their agendas...Under government run health care those two things will dictate our health care coverage, not what's best for our health. Frightening.
posted on 08/02/2009 6:22:27 PM PDT
( The socialist income tax system turns US citizens into beggars or quitters!)
I have used acupuncture treatments successfully in dealing with irregular heartbeat (brought on due to stress and injury rehab), tendon and ligament injury and subsequent therapy and a bout of migraine headaches.It works.
I have also included Chinese herbal/traditional medicines into my health program for 20+ years. When used correctly and in full regimen. It works.
I also use allopathic medicine(Western Medicine) where appropriate.
My current physician for the last 5 years is Western trained. He also monitors any usage of non-allopathic items I might suggest and makes recommendations based on his knowledge of both systems.
What it comes down to is this:
Use what is most effective.
For emergency room treatment of breaks and injuries - use Western Medicine...it works.
For long-term or ongoing health issues - there may be a very effective non-allopathic(Non-Western) treatment that could be of help or success in treating what ails ya.
A wise person takes responsibility for their health.
posted on 08/02/2009 6:54:09 PM PDT
(Cogito, ergo conservatus)
Health insurance is already required to pay for all kinds of treatments that many people never use and don’t want. Lobbyists for various health related groups and professions grease the palms of state legislators and force insurers to provide coverage of their pet illness or treatment. It makes all of us pay for a lot of BS.
Let there be a true free market in health care where we only pay for what we want and need in both insurance and treatment!
Acupuncture and TCM are very effective.
posted on 08/02/2009 9:24:34 PM PDT
Our new Primary Care Physician:
posted on 08/03/2009 1:34:16 PM PDT
(Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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