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GHA approves limited acupuncture treatment

The Gibraltar Health Authority has formally approved a policy allowing patients to receive acupuncture for lower back pain.

The new treatment, which will be delivered by trained GHA physiotherapists, was established and approved yesterday at a GHA Board Meeting.

Acupuncture training has been carried out by the physiotherapy department and although there was some initial use of acupuncture there was no relevant policy to uphold the practice.

“This is a new practice for the GHA and we did not have an established and approved policy. Therefore we very quickly got [working] with physiotherapists and prepared this,” Minister for Health Dr Cortes said.

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