Opioid Overdose And Acupuncture

Opioid Overdoses And Acupuncture In Kingston WA

Opioid Overdose

This past April, the singer Prince died of an opioid pain medication overdose at the age of 57. While we do not know the specific circumstances of his death, we do know that more than 17,000 deaths per year in the United States are due to opioid overdose. Although not as prevalent as heart disease, the number one killer in the United States, deaths resulting from opioid overdose are a tragic piece of the growing number of fatalities that could have been prevented.

Since 1999, the sale of prescription drugs in the U.S. has quadrupled. Opioid medications are being distributed by the millions. The latest estimates suggest that roughly 28 million people abuse opioid drugs worldwide, with 2.1 million of those living in the United States. (In comparison, the estimated amount of those addicted to heroin is one-FOURTH of that, at 467,000.) With doctors being hard-pressed for time & many people suffering from chronic pain, it is easy to understand why opioid medications are being prescribed for longer than intended or needed. So what is being done about this epidemic of opioid overdoses in Kingston WA?

A Natural Solution In Kingston WA

The natural solutions are there – and acupuncture is one of them! The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) recently came out with a study finding that those who used acupuncture instead of opioid drug use for pain management had ZERO side effects compared to those who did use opioid drugs. The group who received acupuncture treatment also had a significant & long-term reduction in their pain levels when compared to the group using opioid medications.

A similar study conducted within drug rehabilitation centers in Denmark with the NADA protocol also had exceedingly positive results. Patients in recovery were less likely to return to drug addiction and the side effects from drug use were almost reversed completely during the study. They also discovered that patients in recovery who used acupuncture were much less likely to relapse than those who didn’t receive acupuncture treatment.

The motto of Foundation Chiropractic is “Health without a prescription.” We believe in helping you find the right tools to help your body heal, naturally. After all, healing is a part of “health.”

Contact our team at Foundation Chiropractic to learn more about how Acupuncture can help provide a drug-free alternative for your pain management. Call us at (360) 297-0037. We hope to hear from you soon!

  • http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/deaths.htm, April 27, 2016, CDC/National Center for Health Statistics
  • https://www.drugabuse.gov/about-nida/legislative-activities/testimony-to-congress/2016/americas-addiction-to-opioids-heroin-prescription-drug-abuse, May 14, 2014, Nora D. Volkow, M.D.
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Kingston, WA 98346

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