The Association for Professional Acupuncture in Pennsylvania (APA) applauds the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for its inclusion of acupuncture in the new guidelines for pain management in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health encourages physicians and patients to utilize drug free pain relief before taking opioid medications. Acupuncture is a safe, proven, effective, non-addictive therapy that can play an important role in Pennsylvania's painkiller epidemic.
Unlike many medications for pain relief, acupuncture has no adverse side effects. In fact, most patients report positive secondary effects including better sleep, less stress and elevated moods.
The risks associated with an acupuncture treatment are very low when provided by a fully accredited, fully licensed practitioner. Acupuncturists licensed in the state of Pennsylvania hold a three year master’s degree in Chinese Medicine and have passed national board exams including “clean needle technique”.
The APA invites referring physicians and consumers alike to visit our website and find a licensed acupuncturist in their neighborhood (www.APAPenn.com). Acupuncture is non-addictive, cost effective and evidence based. The APA membership is committed to enhancing public health and well-being throughout the Keystone state.
Contact: Jan Wilson, L.Ac.
Board member of the Association for Professional Acupuncture in Pennsylvania
267 670 0989
Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Opioid Prescribing Guidelines