A powerful, safe solution for opioid addiction
If you suffer from opioid addiction in Sarasota, FL, acupuncture can help!
Acupuncture plays two important roles as an alternative treatment to opioid medications. First, it is proven to alleviate chronic pain without any negative side effects or the risk of becoming chemically dependent, providing a possible replacement therapy to opioids. Second, acupuncture has been shown to help those recovering from an opioid addiction by decreasing the severity of withdrawal symptoms and cravings.
Contact us in Sarasota, FL to learn more about how we can help your Opioid Addiction:
“... one of the oldest pain relief techniques (acupuncture) ... could find a central place in the management of acute care settings.”
In 2016, research published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine found acupuncture was significantly more effective than intravenous morphine to address patients’ pain. The study looked at 300 patients who reported to an emergency hospital in Tunisia with acute pain. Notably, the study also showed acupuncture worked faster and caused fewer adverse side effects.
While this study specifically looked at acupuncture for acute pain in the emergency-room setting, subsequent studies, including research analyzing the results from over 20,000 patients published in the Journal of Pain, have shown acupuncture is also effective in the treatment of chronic pain.
It’s a natural treatment
Traditional Chinese Medicine uses completely natural treatment methods that leverage ancient herbal remedies and your body’s innate healing processes. It does not introduce any synthetic or harmful substances into your body or put you at risk of negative side effects.
Access your body’s natural healing processes
Acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins – the body’s natural painkiller. The stimulation also releases other chemicals that either change how the body experiences pain or triggers the release of other chemicals that activate the body’s internal regulating system. This process has a normalizing effect on nerves and hormones. By bringing the body into better biochemical balance, acupuncture promotes physical and emotional well-being and supports the body’s natural ability to heal, combat pain and reduce dependency on opioids.
address the root causes of opioid addiction, pain
Rather than masking symptoms, acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine address the root causes of your opioid addiction, pain or illness. We develop treatment plans that are unique to each patient because each patient comes in with a unique body, health history and root cause behind their addiction to opioids. By addressing your root causes, we create more lasting healing and bring your body back to a place where it can function optimally, using its natural healing processes to help you stay well.
Yes, it is very safe. Acupuncturists use individually wrapped, single-use, sterile needles for each treatment.
Acupuncture can cause minor bruising and tenderness around where the needles are inserted. This bruising will go away within a couple of days after your treatment.
This depends on the extent of any hormonal imbalances, phlegm buildup or circulation issues that are contributing to your difficulty conceiving. We will help determine the duration of time it will take to address these imbalances. We can work together to develop a treatment plan that’s manageable for you.
Our acupuncture clinic is located in Sarasota, FL. We are licensed Acupuncturists with experience in providing acupuncture to those who have struggled with opioid addiction and pain. Schedule an appointment below.
Sarasota, FL 34239