Acupuncture will be included in Affordable Care Act

The Huffington Post ( – Time for Acupuncture to Become Part of Standard Care – By Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D. – (Friday, February 08, 2013) – Acupuncture, the insertion of small, stainless steel needles into points on the body to stimulate specific areas, has been used in recent years by many cancer patients to help with symptom management. Because the mechanisms are not well understood, deciding when and how to safely add acupuncture to one’s treatment plan can be challenging. A recent systematic review conducted by researchers in the Integrative Medicine Program at the MD Anderson Cancer Center can now help patients and their oncologists make more informed choices.