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More Evidence that Acupuncture Can Ease Chronic Pain

People walk through my door everyday searching for a solution to the pain they have. Some people want to avoid surgery, medication, reduce their medication or, try a more natural approach. Some pain is chronic and has plagued a person for years. Some pain occurs due to a motor vehicle accident, sports injury, or from an activity of everyday. But, most everyone has heard from someone that, ” maybe acupuncture can help,” and it does.  In my many years of experience I find acupuncture to be a crucial part of a comprehensive treatment plan to reduce and ease pain. This recent article in US News and World Reports chronicles analysis from 29 studies involving over 18,000 patients. The study appeared online September 10th in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Acupuncture is now utilized in many hospital pain centers, integrative medical practices as well as dedicated acupuncture and

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Can Acupuncture help my aching back and other pain?

Can Acupuncture help my aching back and other pain?

     Can Acupuncture help my aching back and other pain? A national survey found that one in four Americans suffer some sort of pain almost daily. Pain medications have increased to a record 131 million prescriptions in 2012 according to a national survey done by the consulting firm IMS Health. 90% of the people who come to our clinic for acupuncture are suffering some sort of physical or mental/emotional pain which is not responding to medication. Let’s face it pain gets in the way of life, especially if you are high performing person. It causes frustration and fatigue. Relief is what is wanted. So, we have a nation of people purchasing over the counter pain relief medication and others are addicted to pain killers. Yet, has the pain problem diminished? I would say, judging from the people I work with, the answer is most definitely no! 

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