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Thinking Outside the Box: Should Your Health Plan Include Alternative Medicine?


With the concern around opioid abuse, more employers are asking if they should consider offering alternate medicine for pain management. Alternative medicine may include interventions such as herbal remedies, acupuncture, hypnotherapy, or yoga therapy. Statistics indicate roughly 40% of the American population report using alternative therapies. Many have turned to this type of treatment when prescribed medications proved to be ineffective. Unfortunately, and despite those convincing numbers, most of these services are currently not covered by the majority of health insurers.

There is a strong support for the use of chiropractic care, massage therapy, and acupuncture for managing…

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