Great News! Direct Billing from ICBC for Acupuncture Simplifies Healing
October 4th 2019
At BlueWhite Health, located in Kamloops, BC, we offer Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture to manage pain and internal illness. We are a team made up of Registered Acupuncturists, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Herbalists, TCM Practitioners and Doctors of TCM, all of whom take the health concerns of our community to heart.
With a mission to provide comprehensive care in order to restore health and balance for our patients, we get pretty excited about anything that helps us improve our ability to do this, and we have great news! Starting April 1st 2019, ICBC increased their care for injured drivers and passengers. This means patients can now treat injuries from a car crash with acupuncture.
After sustaining a car accident injury, relief is the primary concern. When moving is difficult, prescription and/or over-the-counter painkillers seem easy, but can create their own issues. Acupuncture can be a drug-free, non-addictive treatment option that brings pain relief following an unfortunate car accident.
Acupuncture stimulates the body’s natural healing processes by reducing pain and inflammation, as well as decreasing stress and anxiety. It can help speed the recovery time after a traumatic event such as a car accident without the patient having to rely on pharmaceutical drugs. In addition, acupuncture can help improve range of motion after an injury, helping patients get back to their day-to-day activities quickly and safely.
Acupuncture is a system of integrative medicine that involves pricking the skin or tissues with needles, used to balance vital energy in order to alleviate pain and to treat various physical, mental, and emotional conditions. It stimulates the central nervous system, which, in turn, releases chemicals into the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These biochemical changes can stimulate the body's natural healing abilities and promote physical and emotional wellbeing. Although it originated in ancient China, over time acupuncture made its way to the West – where it is now widely practiced. In Kamloops acupuncture is being used more all of the time.
How the new direct billing works
ICBC will cover 12 sessions within the first 12 weeks from the accident. If you've been in a car accident and are unfortunately suffering from any pain and/or stiffness, simply come in to see one of our doctors at BlueWhite Health to see how we can help get you back to health. The best part? We will be direct billing ICBC so you won't have to pay up front and out of pocket! Give us a call or stop by for more information.
Alongside our Kamloops acupuncture practices, BlueWhite Health also provides Tui-na Massage, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Reflexology, Auricular points and cupping services in Kamloops. From pain management to internal illness, BlueWhite Health is a One-Stop clinic at your service. To determine what your body needs most, or to book your next appointment, give us a call. We’d love to help you find your balance again.