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Improving Mainstream Care With Acupuncture

Posted Jun 07 2011 12:57pm

Limiting antibiotic prescribing for certain respiratory infections, avoiding imaging for low back pain and osteoporosis screening for certain patients, and not ordering cardiac screening tests in low-risk patients are among the suggestions to make mainstream care more efficient, according to a new JAMA Archives of Internal Medicine report. Acupuncture and other traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) therapies are improving mainstream care by forging a path for integrative medicine.
Acupuncture can have beneficial effects on patient health by improving treatment and reducing risks of care. Acupuncture can be incorporated into conventional care treatment for a wide range of conditions within family medicine, internal medicine and women’s health care. Acupuncture can effectively treat • Low back pain.
• Colds and flu.
• Sciatica.
• Headaches and migraine.
Integrative medicine is proving to be the medicine of the future as holistic therapies become more comprehensively understood. Nearly 50 percent of consumers of the current health care market seek out complementary and alternative therapies, such as acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and Oriental bodywork.
The blending of TCM, technology and mainstream health care continues to develop. As one of the oldest Oriental medicine colleges in Florida, Acupuncture & Massage College’s curriculum emphasizes acupuncture, herbology and other Oriental medicine modalities to improve patient treatment through the integration of these modalities with conventional care therapies.
Acupuncture & Massage College’s Community Clinic offers acupuncture, massage therapy and herbal medicine for the treatment of a wide range of health conditions as well as for overall wellness. To schedule an appointment call (305) 595-9500. For information about AMC’s Oriental Medicine and Massage Therapy programs ask for Joe Calareso, Admissions Director.

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