Medicare in the U.S. has announced this week that it will now cover acupuncture for patients with chronic low back pain. In fact Medicare will now cover up to 12 sessions in 90 days. This is in part because of the widespread abuse of opioids in America. Research continues to support the benefits of acupuncture for pain relief and it is reducing the dependency of patients on addictive pain medications. Restore acupuncturists are experienced at managing patients with chronic and acute pain.