"In light of new information about the risk of opioid dependence, there has been a national effort to drastically reduce the number of opioid prescriptions.”
Research into acupuncture as a medical treatment has grown exponentially in the past 20 years, increasing at twice the rate of research into conventional biomedicine. Over this period, there have been over 13,000 studies conducted in 60 countries, including hundreds of meta-analyses summarizing the results of thousands of human and animal studies.1 A wide-variety of clinical areas have been studied, including pain, cancer, pregnancy, stroke, mood disorders, sleep disorders and inflammation, to name a few.
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Congressional Hill Briefing Footage – Acupuncture’s Role in Solving the Opioid Epidemic, The Education of Licensed Acupuncturists in the U.S., A Mother’s Story – Calling for Action on the Opioid Crisis