Using Acupuncture and Naturopathic Medicine to Recover From Car Accidents
Typically if you have been in a car accident your medical bills associated with the collision will be covered by the personal injury protection (PIP) portion of your car insurance (up to $15,000). This is true for pedestrians and bikers who have been hit by cars as well. Acupuncture and naturopathic medicine are both fully covered medical interventions under Oregon PIP.
Why Use Acupuncture and Naturopathy?
Common symptoms after a motor vehicle collision include whiplash, back pain, dizziness, headaches, neck and shoulder pain, insomnia, difficulty focusing and irritability. Acupuncture is an excellent tool to speed up recovery, mentally and physically, from auto accidents. It can reduce muscle and joint pain, inflammation, and spasm post-injury, and help reduce stress and anxiety.
Acupuncture can be used alone to good effect, but coupling it with a naturopathic approach can help reduce inflammation and pain even quicker. The use of herbs, nutritional modification and home care (e.g. hydrotherapy) can help restore functionality and prevent re-injury as part of a comprehensive approach that takes the best from Eastern and Western medicine.
If you have further questions about acupuncture, naturopathic medicine and recovery from car accidents contact Dr. Naimon here.