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When people have a work-related injury or disease, we help them get the health care and rehabilitation services they need. This may include the services of an acupuncturist or doctor of traditional Chinese medicine. Our guidelines allow up to five sessions for workers as part of a treatment plan.

Acupuncture guidelines

Getting approval for treatment is a requirement for acupuncturists and doctors of traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture services for injured workers can be provided:

  • Up to five times over two weeks when medically necessary. Additional treatments will not be covered without a treatment extension approved by us
  • Only in conjunction with a comprehensive treatment plan that includes activation and other pain management strategies

Physicians and physiotherapists can perform acupuncture as part of their regular treatment modalities.

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