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The Problems with Using Medication Assistance Treatment (MAT) in Opioid Treatment Programs (OTP’s)

Medication Assistance Treatment (MAT) is an important tool for preventing overdoses as the opioid crises rages on. The U.S. Substance abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website states, “A common misconception associated with MAT is that it substitutes one drug for another. Instead, these medications relieve the withdrawal symptoms and psychological cravings that cause chemical … Continue reading The Problems with Using Medication Assistance Treatment (MAT) in Opioid Treatment Programs (OTP’s)

What Do Emotions Have to Do With Pain?

This question was posed to me during a radio interview and I had to pause for a moment to answer this insightful query. I knew the answer, but could not go into the complex theories of traditional Chinese medicine to provide an answer and had to come up with a simple explanation. My condensed reply … Continue reading What Do Emotions Have to Do With Pain?

Trolls Blame Mother for Son’s Death

I have to admit that I have a guilty pleasure; Yahoo™ News. Anytime I utter something ridiculous to my daughter she asks, “Have you been reading Yahoo™ News again mom?”  In any case, an article this past week was written by a mother in California who lost her son to an opiate overdose. Because this … Continue reading Trolls Blame Mother for Son’s Death

Threatened Miscarriage Thwarted with Herbal Remedies-Acupuncture

In 1983 I started organic herb farming in the Southeastern U.S. followed by establishing a medicinal herb school a decade later. In 1997 my schooling at a graduate program in Oriental medicine began in Florida. The next year, my younger sister was pregnant with her first child and I received a disturbing call from her … Continue reading Threatened Miscarriage Thwarted with Herbal Remedies-Acupuncture

Heart Attack Stopped with Acupuncture

My acupuncture school was thankfully on break for the month of July as classes ran ceaselessly during the other eleven months of the year. My then husband's cousin, who happened to live across the street, called and said he was having chest pains and pain running down his left arm. He asked me what he … Continue reading Heart Attack Stopped with Acupuncture