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Acupuncture vs Opioids for Chronic Pain

Acupuncture vs Opioids for Chronic Pain, Hope with Acupuncture, LLC. in 1336 Michigan St., Suite A Waupaca, WI

By: Ricardo B Serrano, R.Ac

The use and abuse of opioids (prescription pain medications) is now responsible for an astonishing 44 deaths per day in America, surpassing auto accidents as the leading cause of accidental deaths in American adults. Despite this fact, sales of opioid medications keep rising as do the number of prescriptions each year.

At the same time, the use of acupuncture has dramatically increased over the last 20 years, with more patients than ever using acupuncture as an adjunct treatment for both acute and chronic pain conditions. READ MORE