FDA Suggests Acupuncture To Doctors For Pain Management

Physiotherapist doing a dry puncture

FDA proposes that doctors learn about acupuncture for pain management

The Food and Drug Administration released proposed changes to its blueprint on educating  care health providers about treating pain. The guidelines now recommend that doctors get information about acupuncture to help patients avoid prescription opioids.

“[Health care providers] should be knowledgeable about the range of available therapies, when they may be helpful, and when they should be used as part of a multidisciplinary approach to pain management,” the agency wrote.