Is Acupuncture Covered by Insurance Companies?

Recently, more and more insurance companies are covering acupuncture.

Each plan is different depending on what policy you or your employer purchased.

Insurance companies are realizing that acupuncture helps reduce medical costs.  It is a win for them financially, and also a win for your health.  Companies such as Empire are exploring acupuncture to avoid surgical procedures if non-invasive solutions can be found.

Surgeons are also now referring patients to acupuncture before surgery. If at all possible, surgery should be avoided and, if it cannot be avoided, acupuncture can help in the recovery process.  It can speed up healing times, reduce post-surgical pain and also decrease infection rates.

When acupuncture was first covered by insurance, it only covered dental pain and nausea/vomiting post-chemotherapy.  Today, insurance covers many more conditions, such as neck pain, back pain, osteoarthritis, sinusitis, headaches, painful menses, and the list goes on depending on your carrier.

Acupuncture has become widely accepted by some of the finest medical institutions, such as Johns Hopkins Integrative Medicine and Digestive Center.

You don’t have to travel into the City to find acupuncture care.  We are right here on Long Island in the Stony Brook Medical Park.  If you have any questions, or are interested in acupuncture, our staff at Natural Approach Healthcare will gladly assist you at (631)675-9000.