While doctors work to limit opioid prescriptions, patients are left to suffer in pain.
A few years back, the VA began compensating licensed acupuncturists in the community for services. More recently, VA facilities began offering acupuncture on-sight and the military is rapidly incorporating acupuncture for all service members and qualified veterans...
Decades ago when I started practising acupuncture the possibility of practising in a hospital was outside of the realm of possible outcomes to me; there just weren't many opportunities back then. Now hospitals throughout the U.S. are attempting to recruit acupuncturists. This turning of the tides is due to the fact that the FDA, NIH, … Continue reading VA & Hospital Acupuncture Jobs-What Acupuncturists Need to Know!
Opioid withdrawal is hard! The symptoms are so brutal that many who truly want to be rid of their opioid dependency don't even make a second attempt after their first experience stopping opioids. My patients describe their shock when they realized that they were addicted, especially after being told by the prescribing physician that the … Continue reading 5 Things That Thwart Opioid Addiction Recovery: Learn healing strategies for top reasons rehabilitation fails now!
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)