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Growing numbers have sought out acupuncturists for chronic health problems -- when conventional medicine either hasn't worked nor has answers. According to the 2002 National Health Interview Survey, an estimated 8.2 million American adults have used acupuncture -- an impressive number considering only an estimated 2.1 million American adults had used acupuncture in the year before. Recent advances in technology have helped unlock the biological mysteries of this 2,500-year-old medical practice. The NIH and World Health Organization have both given formal approval of certain uses of acupuncture.

 

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Report: Insurance Coverage for Acupuncture on the Rise - The survey, published in September 2004, revealed that employer coverage for acupuncture increased 14 percent from 2002 to 2004, making it one of the fastest-growing CAM therapies to be included as a covered service for American workers with health benefits.

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