While many researches are showing the effectiveness of the acupuncture and herbal application, the interest, demand and accordingly the insurance coverage are on the rise.
You can also find many leading health care centers, like Stanford hospital, Kaiser Permanente, the Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, and Johns Hopkins offering acupuncture and herbal treatments.
Acupuncture is ancient healing practice of traditional Chinese medicine in which tiny needles are inserted at specific points in the body. It seeks to release the flow of the body's vital energy or "qi" by stimulating points along 14 energy pathways. Scientists say the needles cause the body to release endorphins -- natural painkillers -- to help heal injuries and manage various musculoskeletal pains, boost blood flow and change brain activity.