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The psychological benefits of Acupuncture

Leah Chischilly: Licensed Acupuncturist and Manager of Clinical Operations at Modern Acupuncture

Dr. Charles Anderson: A John Hopkins and Harvard trained physician with degrees from Princeton University, John Hopkins and Boston University.  

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day is October 24. It’s recognized as part of an effort to bring awareness to progress of acupuncture and oriental medicine as alternatives to traditional medical practices. The medical profession is really picking up on the use of acupuncture as an alternative to opioids for pain management and the treatment of other health conditions. Acupuncture has gained popularity for its ability to provide relief without having to take medications, and works effectively as a treatment for pain management. The practice of acupuncture can have a positive impact on the opioid epidemic in the United States because as a treatment for pain or other health conditions it helps reduce the use of painkillers and opioids that some users find highly addictive. 

What is Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day?

? It is part of an effort designed to increase public awareness of the progress, promise, and benefits of acupuncture and Oriental medicine to treat pain and addiction.

? Oct. 24 marks the 16th annual AOM day. We are celebrating this year in partnership with the NCCAOM – the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Why has there been a sudden increase of acupuncture use in the United States?

? Acupuncture has gained popularity because it provides relief without having to take medications.

? Acupuncture does not cause addiction tendencies like traditional opioids prescribed for the management of pain or other health conditions.


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