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Acupuncture for Veterans

Acupuncture for Veterans

We are now in network with the VA for Acupuncture! Everyone who qualifies for medical coverage through the Department of Veterans Affairs automatically qualifies for 100% covered Acupuncture treatments through the Veterans Choice Program. 

The benefits of Acupuncture may include:

  • Improved mental clarity, concentration, and memory
  • Decreased nightmares, hyper-vigilance, and flashbacks
  • Reduced anxiety and irritability
  • More restful sleep
  • Increased energy
  • Improve overall function and well-being

How the VA Program Works

For a veteran to access services through the program, there must be direct authorization and referral for acupuncture. However, it is patient (veteran) driven. The protocol is as follows:

  • The veteran seeks care from the VA
  • The VA determines, based on eligibility criteria, that the veteran should receive acupuncture from a community provider.
  • The VA engages a community provider (Anoka Massage & Pain Therapy) to accept referral and method of delivery 
  • The VA schedules an initial appointment with Anoka Massage & Pain Therapy and sends referral packet.
  • The veteran self-schedules an appointment following our acceptance of referral.
  • The veteran receives care from an Anoka Massage Acupuncturist.
  • Anoka Massage sends the medical record to the VA.
  • Anoka Massage bills the VA for the care provided.

Acupuncture is seen as reasonable and necessary complementary care to deal with the management of pain and is a viable alternative to opioids for pain management.

Do you have questions? Contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation. We have acupuncture appointments available this week, call or schedule online.

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