What will my insurance cover?
While plans may vary, health insurance providers generally cover all cost or a portion of the cost of acupuncture treatments. Some extended health insurance plans may require a physician’s referral in order to reimburse you for physiotherapist service, but it’s not always necessary. Call your health insurance provider to confirm your level of coverage beforehand and to determine whether or not you require a physician referral for reimbursement.
How can it help me?
Acupuncture is commonly used for pain relief but there are many clinical studies that show acupuncture can be used to successfully treat a variety of conditions. These range from musculoskeletal (like neck or back pain) to migraines and mental health.
Is It Safe?
Acupuncture is quite safe when administered by an appropriately trained practitioner. Unlike alternative drug therapies, it is non-toxic with minimal side effects.