SAN FRANCISCO, July 21, 2020 – CSOMA sent an open letter to Dr. Sonia Angell, Director & State Public Health Officer of the California Department of Public Health. The letter requests that the CDPH lists Licensed Acupuncturists (L.Ac.’s) as “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers,” noting that Licensed Acupuncturists provide necessary care for pain, PTSD, anxiety, and stress relief. The letter emphasizes the critical role licensed acupuncturists play in combatting the opioid epidemic by providing non-pharmacological pain relief to Californians, while following CDC infection control guidelines. Read the letter here (PDF).


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AdvocacyCSOMA Requests CDPH to List Acupuncturists as Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers