Amelia Humphrey

by Amelia Humphrey


How Acupuncture Can Help in the Opioid Crisis

The opioid crisis is top news and top of mind, and with this realization, many are seeking alternative pain care such as acupuncture. There are now over 700 addiction centers offering acupuncture as an alternative and/or adjudicative therapy. Many patients and their doctors must prepare for an alternative plan to pain management because of the risk of addiction. 

The infographic below provides an overview of what the opioid epidemic means for the U.S., the deadly side effects of the opioid crisis problems with addiction,  and ways that acupuncture is being used as a form of treatment for many people seeking alternative medical help for their addictions. 

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