Some Numbers to Crunch During Lunch
A study by the Oriental Medical Association of New Mexico reveals huge savings in multiple areas.
- $16 million saved in treating angina by combining pharmacological intervention with acupuncture.
- $4.5 million in reduced costs utilizing acupuncture for severe osteoarthritis compared to surgical intervention.
- $1.4 million in cost savings by treating migraines with acupuncture versus conventional treatment.
The research shows an overall amount of $42 million in cost savings over a 5 year period. This is equivalent to a brand new laptop for every high school student in the state of Maine. Now that is food for thought.
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International research supports this even further. Other countries, including those in Western Europe, have managed to integrate acupuncture into the existing conventional system of medicine.
In fact, some nations are providing reimbursements through state health programs. This trend toward greater and more widespread reimbursement is likely to continue as more and better economic evaluations in acupuncture are performed.
Click Here to view or download this international report: Economic Evaluation in Acupunture: Past and Future.