ACA Statement on NCCIH's Comprehensive New Data on Americans' Use of Complementary Health Approaches
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 10, 2015 

ACA Statement on NCCIH's Comprehensive New Data on Americans' Use of Complementary Health Approaches

Arlington, Va. - American Chiropractic Association (ACA) President Anthony Hamm, DC, FACO, has released the following statement on the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health's (NCCIH) new survey data on the use of complementary health approaches by U.S. adults and children.
 
"Chronic pain is one of the leading reasons why millions of Americans turn to mind and body approaches to improve health and pain management. ACA is encouraged that NCCIH is studying all complementary and integrated approaches to chronic pain management, including chiropractic. These integrated approaches can often offer a higher degree of patient safety and help to reduce the overuse of opioids. Nowadays, more and more doctors of chiropractic are working in integrated or multidisciplinary settings, collaborating on care with other types of providers, benefiting the patients they serve."
 
Visit the NCCIH website for more information.
 
Please contact Nicole Racadag or (703) 812-0211 if you would like to set up a phone interview with Dr. Hamm or if you would like additional information from ACA.
 
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