Pain: Opiates or Acupuncture

 

Every day 40 Americans die from overdose on doctor prescribed opiates and an estimated 1.9 million others are addicted. For the first time in history, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will be issuing guidelines to primary physicians for prescribing opiates (Vicodin, Oxycontin, etc.) for chronic pain management. If they must be prescribed then doctors are encouraged to start at the lowest dose for the shortest time possible. Why now? Because decades of evidence show us that addiction and overdose are so widespread with these products that the risks far outweigh the benefits of their use. The other issue at hand is thee is no end the pain/pill cycle. In today’s world we know of many ways to treat the root causes of pain without introducing toxic chemicals into the body.
This is where I come in. I am a expert in Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupressure. My goal is to not only ease pain in my patients but also to discover and eliminate the root cause(s). 73% of patients I see are here because they suffer from pain of some kind and want relief without using a chemical that simply masks pain.

What conditions are commonly treated by acupuncture?
Hundreds of clinical studies on the benefits of acupuncture show that it successfully treats conditions ranging from musculoskeletal problems (back pain, neck pain, and others) to nausea, migraine headache, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and infertility.

Case-controlled clinical studies have shown that acupuncture has been an effective treatment for the following diseases, symptoms or conditions:
Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
Headache
Knee pain
Low back pain
Morning sickness
Nausea and vomiting
Neck pain
Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)
Periarthritis of shoulder
Postoperative pain
Rheumatoid arthritis
Sciatica
Sprain
Tennis elbow

In 1958 news was made with the first ever surgery performed without anesthesia of any kind. Acupuncture alone was used to block the pain of a tonsillectomy. Between 1958 and 1986 more than 2 million procedures were done successfully using “acupuncture anesthesia” including operations on the brain, face, neck, chest, abdomen, and limbs.

Armed with this information, if you (or someone you know) are using prescription medications (opiates, narcotics, over the counter, etc.), please call my office for a free consultation on how I can help you through a natural, holistic and non invasive
Methods I can use to help you.

**Please note – Do not stop (or start) ANY medication(s) without first consulting with your medical physician as adverse potentially severe reactions could occur. We are committed in working with Western medicine to provide you with the best possible care.

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