ACUPUNCTURE & THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC

The Run-Down

Acupuncture Treats Pain

Acupuncture and Traditional East Asian Medicine is safe and effective in the treatment of chronic, acute and post-operative pain.

Acupuncture Treats Mental Health

Studies have shown that acupuncture and Traditional East Asian Medicine are useful in the treatment of depression, anxiety and sleep disorders.

Acupuncture Treats Addiction

In 2011, the Bureau of Justice Assistance produced a summary of research finding “patients who receive acupuncture services experience reduced cravings and symptoms of withdrawal and are more amenable to treatment services than patients who do not receive acupuncture. Patients who are more open to treatment may then have a greater chance of achieving remission and potentially avoid more frequent relapses.”