Migraine and Complementary Therapies in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Nancy Harris Bonk Health Guide
  • Complementary therapies such as acupuncuture, biofeedback, and physical therapy can be a welcome addition in relieving Migraine pain. Unfortunately, most of these therapies are not covered by insurance plans and can put a financial strain on Migraineurs and their families.

    In Vicotria, British Columbia, there's exciting news.


    Starting next April, residents earning $28,000 or less will be able to have acupuncture as a treatment option covered by the Medical Services Plan of British Columbia. Registered practitioners with the British Columbia College of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncturists will be able to provide residents up to 10 visits at $23 per visit. This plan will be available to approximately 963,000 people considered low-income and for specific diagnosed conditions such as Migraine disease, osteoarthritis and nausea/ vomiting from chemotherapy or pregnancy.

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    Such enlightened and progressive treatment options will undoubtedly be welcomed by our Canadian neighbors. Hello? U.S. insurance companies? Take note!

Published On: October 15, 2007