Acupuncture Before Surgery, Study Shows Reduced Pain and Opioid Use

A new pilot study concludes that using acupuncture before surgery can reduce a person’s need for opioids following surgery. The Detroit-based researchers believe that acupuncture is a low-cost, safe method that reduces pain and anxiety in some people.

Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. Acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain. Although it is Increasingly, being used for overall wellness, including stress management, fertility, seasonal allergies, and overall immune health.

Medical Health News Today recently published a study done by Detroit based researchers that investigated pain reduction and decreased opioid use after surgeries.

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