How to take your time with your treatment
In a rare move, a new hospital in Japan has announced plans to open a special clinic dedicated to the treatment of chronic pain.
The center will offer acupuncture and other treatment in the hospital, which is home to about 500 patients, according to the Asahi Shimbun newspaper.
The facility is in the same city as the National Medical Association and will open in late March, a few weeks after the hospital closed.
The hospital has been looking to hire a nurse to help patients get used to the new facility, which was established in 2016 and is funded through the National Science Foundation.
It is the first hospital in the country to offer such treatment.
“The idea of having a new facility in our city is an effort to offer new opportunities for people to use their physical therapy and to treat their chronic pain,” the hospital said in a statement.
It said the facility will be staffed by a nurse, a nurse practitioner, and an acupuncturist.
In an interview with ABC News last year, Osaka University of Medicine professor Ryosuke Okada, who founded the center, said the hospital will be “the only one in the world where you can have a real physical therapy facility that has all the skills to do it.”
The Osaka University hospital’s chief medical officer, Hiroko Yamashita, told The Associated Press that it is the only facility that is dedicated to chronic pain in Japan.
She said the new clinic will provide acupuncture, massage, deep brain stimulation, physical therapy, acupuncture massage, massage therapy, chiropractic, physiotherapy and other services.
Okada said the center is a way to open up the country’s healthcare system and allow people to choose to practice their own health care.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.