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Acupuncture: A Drug-Free Option for Chronic Pain

Acupuncture: A Drug-Free Option for Chronic Pain

by Staness Jonekos , Contributor to Acupuncture on AllThingsHealing.com , Author of Menopause Makeover According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. I was one of them until I tried acupuncture , and I now live relatively pain free. Over 30 years ago I injured my left ankle. After a debridement surgery, injections, supplements, heat and cold therapy, and activity adjustments my injury was getting worse. This past year suffering from osteoarthritis and inflammation has taken a toll on my life. I am allergic to aspirin and ibuprofen, so over-the-counter medication was not a solution for pain management. Living with daily pain- rated an eight with ten being the worst pain possible – I visited the doctor who informed me after a recent MRI that the only option to permanently relieve the pain was ...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/acupuncture-a-drug-free-...

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