Opioid Crisis and Acupuncture

The CDC just announced that life expectancy just fell due to the opioid crisis. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quotes: “total drug overdose deaths rose 21 percent to 63,600” in 2016. What can we do about this public health crisis? One solution is the use of alternative health methods – including acupuncture- to relieve pain. According to the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in a press release from July…

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Really? Acupuncture Can Reduce Symptoms of Hay Fever

THE FACTS Acupuncture is the crown jewel of alternative medicine, recommended for issues like chronic pain and osteoarthritis. Lately, the age-old treatment has been promoted as a way to relieve hay fever. But is there any real benefit? Recently, a team of researchers designed a large trial to figure that out. In the study, published in Annals of Internal Medicine, scientists recruited 422 people with allergies to grass and pollen and randomly assigned them to one of three groups. One…

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