A new review of evidence from clinical trials published by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services, found acupuncture was helpful in managing chronic back and knee pain (1). This is a very important finding in the midst of the current epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention more than 40 Americans die each day of prescription opioid overdoses (2). Many doctors are at a loss for how to help their patients experiencing chronic pain now that the full extent of the problem with opioids is known.
Fortunately, acupuncture can reduce and in some cases even eliminate the need for opioid and non-opioid drugs in cases of acute and chronic pain. Pain is the most common ailment I treatment in my Dunwoody, Georgia acupuncture clinic. Each day I treat people with low back pain, neck pain, knee pain, hip pain and headaches. Most patients leave in less pain then when they arrived and most complete their course of care and get back to living the life they love.
You can read my blog post about back pain here.
This ancient medicine brings profound healing for the body and addresses the emotional weariness that comes with chronic pain. So many of my patients arrived depressed and exhausted…emotionally worn out from months or years of pain. Acupuncture lightens their mood, gives them hope and brings them relief from pain.
If you or someone you know is dealing with chronic pain call 404-695-0905 today to schedule and appointment and get your life back.
1. Nahin RL, Boineau R, Khalsa PS, Stussman BJ, Weber WJ. Evidence-based evaluation of complementary health approaches for pain management in the United States. Mayo Clinic Proceedings. September 2016;91(9):1292-1306.
2. The Daily Press, March 15, 2016.http://www.dailypress.com/news/hc-cdc-opiate-guidelines-0315-20160315-story.html