Addiction, Anxiety, Pain and Why Acupuncture Should be Your First Choice over Opioids and other Addictive Drugs

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Acupuncture therapy is ancient and has stood the test of time due to its safe, natural, and effective results. While it is most well-known in the West for treating chronic pain, in the East there are entire hospitals devoted to this medicine.


The National Institute of Health (NIH) and World Health Organization (WHO) recognize Acupuncture as an effective therapy for treating numerous conditions including pain, anxiety, and addiction.


Amidst the ongoing opioid crisis, the focus on substance abuse prevention has become more critical than ever. According to the CDC, nearly 70,000 people died of opioid-related overdoses in 2020. A dramatic increase over the last 10 years.


The main condition that drives patients to seek prescription opioid care is acute and chronic pain.


No One Wants to be in Pain.


The discomfort is unsettling, and it disrupts daily activities and the ability to maintain a quality life. This vicious cycle is coupled with stress, and anxiety symptoms and can eventually lead to medication dependency and addiction. Overly used over-the-counter drugs and prescription opioids are quick fixes with a dark side.


When these drugs wear off, the pain is still there, and then people continue to take medication for the symptoms, but never address the real problem.


The pain, stress, and anxiety persist along with a new issue, medicine dependence. The body needs higher and higher doses of these already highly addictive drugs to experience symptom relief.


Why Choose Acupuncture Over Opioids?


Acupuncture treatments not only serve to relieve the symptom of pain, and anxiety but also stimulate the body’s ability to heal. When you opt for acupuncture for pain relief instead of medication, you are opting to address the root of the problem instead of just the symptoms. You are also saving yourself the likelihood of becoming dependent on medication. We stress the use of acupuncture for substance abuse and opioid addiction.


Acupuncture needles are thin, hair-like needles that are inserted into activation points with minimal pain. These specific acupuncture points stimulate the central nervous system which in turn, releases chemicals into the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These biochemical changes may stimulate the body's natural healing abilities and promote physical and emotional well-being. The process can have similar effects to drugs, like opioids, but without the common side effects and long-term dependency.


Acupuncture is now widely used, accepted, and growing with clinical trials confirming its efficacy. World-class research institutions and hospital systems such as Johns Hopkins, Harvard, and the Mayo clinic support the use of acupuncture for many of their patients.


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has shown that acupuncture is an effective treatment alone or in combination with conventional therapies to treat a long list of conditions, including muscle pain, joint pain, arthritis, anxiety, depression, and addiction.


Around the world, many people turn to acupuncture to help with a personal symptom, or condition and to support overall health in a holistic, natural way.


Before you take opioids, try acupuncture instead.


We make it convenient to experience relief by visiting one of our Modern Acupuncture clinics throughout the country. Come in today to start your journey to natural pain relief without side effects often associated with prescription drugs.


At Modern Acupuncture, many of our patients experience significant relief from chronic pain, stress, and anxiety issues. Many patients visit our clinics in search of much-needed relief after years of conventional approaches that did not provide sustainable, long-term results. Our Licensed Acupuncturists have the highest degree of training to provide customized care for positive treatment outcomes without side-effects.


Acupuncture Minimizes Pain


Modern Acupuncture® is a natural pain relief solution and the leading provider of Acupuncture in the U.S. The most studied theories show that Acupuncture stimulates the body to release naturally produced “feel good” endorphins and stimulate the parasympathetic or “rest and digest” response in our body.

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