|Bradenton, FL 12/12/12 – Local Acupuncture Physician Ellen Teeter has been elected as the President of the Florida State Oriental Medical Association. For more information you may contact her at ellen@myalternativetherapy.NET.
The Florida State Oriental Medical Association was established in 1981 and its mission is to promote the profession of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine through clinical excellence, practitioner support and freedom of public access.
Acupuncture is a proven method for reducing pain and the need for potentially addictive pain medications. Oriental Medicine is clinically proven to help with a wide variety of conditions, from allergies to the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation.
The recent changes in PIP law unfairly targeted acupuncture as a cost driver to the auto accident insurance program. In spite of updated material from the State Insurance Advocate showing that the profession accounted for less than 1% of the total yearly costs, acupuncture was excluded from coverage under PIP. A recent Florida Medicaid study on the treatment of pain by Health Management Associates showed a 12% savings when acupuncture and massage were used. With the problem in Florida with pill mills and pain killer addictions acupuncture is needed.
During her tenure Teeter will be focusing on keeping acupuncture in front of the legislature and promoting the rights of all Florida citizens to have a choice in their insurance benefits.
Ellen Teeter, AP is a Florida Board of Acupuncture licensed acupuncturist. She has been in practice since 2000 and has been with Alternative Therapy since 2008.