See the full story here. Kaiser in California is blazing the path for painkiller alternatives – acupuncture, yoga, and meditation. And it’s covered by their insurance plan. A patient is profiled in the story, and she has been able to radically reduce her dosage of pain killers based on these alternative approaches.
This story is the very underpinnings of why Breathing Space is offering yoga and mindfulness for addiction recovery:
“Dr. Anh Quan Nguyen is a Kaiser Permanente pain specialist who has been prescribing Crain and other patients alternative therapies, all covered by Kaiser’s insurance plan. The treatments including needles in the back carefully placed by an acupuncturist, mindfulness at the clinic, yoga training, which she often practices in a local park.”