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- AAAOM Pushes to Include AP as Statewide EHB
New York Times (12/05/2012) reports on the AAAOM spearheaded letter writing campaign that helped in establishing acupuncture as an essential health benefit in six states. This means that each and every insurance policy in these states will provide acupuncture benefits. This article in the New York Times features immediate past president Jeannie Kang.
- AAAOM Responds to LiveScience.com
LiveScience.com (1/16/2014) The AAAOM offers this information in response to the misinformation being distributed by LiveScience.com staff editor Bahar Gholipour, published Tuesday, January 14th, 2014. Gholipour reported on a New England Journal of Medicine clinical image report, which shows the traditional Asian medical practice of inserting gold threads subcutaneously in the treatment of osteoarthritis.
- Acupuncture: Help for Migraines?
CBS Morning News (01/24/2012) looks at acupuncture for migraines. Story says that acupuncture is effective for migraines, back pain, and possibly other conditions, physicians sometimes think sham is equally effective and that the mechanism of action is placebo (AAAOM disagrees with this finding), public demand and utilization is increasing, acupuncture is safe, effective, and should be considered strongly for those in need.
- Ear Therapy Can Cure Smoking Addiction
KSAT TV San Antonio, TX (02/19/2012) One therapy showing promise is auriculotherapy, which stimulates nerve centers in the brain without the use of drugs. "Auriculotherapy, as I use it, is designed to stimulate your brain to produce it's own chemicals," says Dr. Maritza Paz. "Those chemicals that are missing when you're depressed or anxious."
- National Public Radio Reports on Acupuncture in the Military
NPR (02/16/2012) A story about acupuncture, compared favorably to prescription drugs for pain relief.
- The Science of Stretch
The Scientist Magazine (05/01/2013) The study of connective tissue is shedding light on pain and providing new explanations for alternative medicine.
- Using Acupuncture to Abate Cancer Treatment Side Effects
WABC TV NYC (02/22/2012) Battling cancer is a difficult struggle on its own, but when the side effects of the treatment interfere with quality of life, simple, everyday tasks can become a challenge. Now a new bi-national study done here and in China shows how acupuncture is being used to fix a common side effect of getting radiation to the head and neck for cancer.