National Consumers League

Acupuncture, Anyone?


By Ria Eapen, Health Policy Associate

Many consumers rely upon conventional medicine to treat various ailments. However, others use complementary and alternative medicine, such as therapies like acupuncture and homeopathy and products like dietary supplements and herbs.


Feel free to check out the federal government’s agency known as the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, or NCCAM. This agency is 1 of 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

If you would like to learn more about CAM, including some tips on how to discuss your options with your physician, please visit:

How about you, what’s your preferred method of treatment?