We have an opportunity. Over the past several years, the NC Association for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCAAOM)'s Director of Government Affairs (our very own Chris Helmstetter), and their lobbyist, Randolph Cloud, have been meeting with the NC Department of State Treasury to get acupuncture included in the state employees’ health benefits plan. According to the NCAAOM, it looks like they are going to be given an opportunity to make a presentation on August 28th for acupuncture to be a covered benefit for ALL NC state employees.
Having celebrated our tenth year last year, we have been fortunate to treat and learn about the lives of many people in our community. It is an honor to be a part of the healing journey for so many people, who share with us their stories and the trials and tribulations of their illnesses. We get to see whole families, and their friends, as they transform everything from back pain to infertility; from seasonal allergies to the side-effects of chemotherapy. And because of our patients, we've been honored to win several community awards over the years--from the Best New Business by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce in 2005, to the Independent Weekly's Best of the Trianle three years in a row.