by Nicole Fillion-Robin
Originally published on AOMA School of Integrative Medicine's blog.
The average person in Austin knows a friend, a neighbor, a family member, or acquaintance who has tried acupuncture. Many of these first-time clients come in for pain-related conditions, as acupuncture is known to be very effective at treating pain. It is a relatively non-invasive and affordable option when compared to surgery, and patients don’t run the risk chemical dependency as they do with opioids.
Here are a couple of exciting policy changes and research regarding the treatment and medication of pain in the US: