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ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture is an alternative medicine methodology originating in ancient China that treats patients by manipulating thin, solid needles that have been inserted into acupuncture points in the skin. It is a recognized treatment modality for injured workers in California (see below).

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Labor Code Acupuncture treatment allowed for work injuries LC §4600 see MTUS and 8 CCR §9792.24.1 for limits
  When an injured employee requests acupuncture treatment for work-related injuries, the health care organization shall provide the injured worker with access to the services of an acupuncturist pursuant to guidelines for acupuncture care established by.... LC §4600.5(n)(1)  
Business & Profession Code The Acupuncture Licensure Act: §4925-4934.2 B&P §4925 et seq.  
Regulations/Rules Acupuncture Medical Treatment Guidelines (MTUS) 8 CCR §9792.24.1
 
  Eligibility Requirements for Initial Appointment as a QME 8 CCR §11  
Forms      
Websites WebMD: Acupuncture - Topic Overview
WebMD  
  California Acupuncture Board Cal Acupuncture Bd  
  Gateway to Acupuncture Gateway Acupuncture  
Practice Tips      
Magazine Articles Kalfus, Frances, O.M.D., L.Ac.: Interview Interview  
Roundtable Acupuncture and Opiate Use: An overview of possibilities for withdrawal and pain modification for the workers' compensation patient by Frances Kalfus, O.M.D., L.Ac. Acupuncture & Opiate Use  
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