Your Healthy Family: New study shows alternative medicines and treatments effective in treating pain

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When it comes to addiction to pain medication and opioids, as we reported earlier this week, doctors at UCHealth Memorial began addressing the issue 6 months ago by coming up with new policies and procedures when it comes to treating pain and prescribing painkillers in the emergency room. Yoga, acupuncture, massage therapy, relaxation and tai chi while focusing on five common types of pain – back pain, fibromyalgia, arthritic knee pain, neck pain, and migraine.

Key Takeaways:

  • Doctors at UCHealth Memorial came up with new policies and procedures concerning treating pain and prescribing painkillers in the emergency room.
  • This week, The Mayo Clinic released a new study that reviewed data from more than one hundred studies on 7 popular complementary medicine approaches.
  • Evidence suggests, acupuncture and yoga may help relieve back pain, while acupuncture and tai chi may be useful for arthritic knee pain.

“If you’re interested in trying an alternative therapy, remember it’s important to find a licensed practitioner in your area.”

http://www.koaa.com/story/33030738/your-healthy-family-new-study-shows-alternative-medicines-effective-in-treating-pain

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