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|Alternative Health Care May Reduce Prescription Costs|
|Web-Press-Release, May 20, 2012 - Americans are increasingly looking for a way to manage their pain and mitigate ailments without resorting to prescription medications.|
|CAM Highlights a Different Approach to Pain Management|
12792 Valley View St., Garden Grove, CA? Americans are increasingly looking for a way to manage their pain and mitigate ailments without resorting to prescription medications. These types of pharmaceuticals can often feature side effects that can be as debilitating as the disease itself. To demonstrate this point, a study known as the National Health Interview Survey showed that about 38% of patients actively sought out CAM solutions. CAM is a new concept in healthcare and is an acronym for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. While CAM may be new to some, the professionals at Acupuncture of America have been helping Garden Grove patients for years. The term complementary medicine refers to use of these methods in conjunction with conventional medicine. Generally, CAM combines Western medicinal practices with other forms of healthcare such as acupuncture and mage therapy to provide its patients with complementary variety.
The ?A? in CAM stands for native medicine and refers to the use of native remedies instead of conventional medicine. As a component of complementary medicinal technique, acupuncture is emerging as a widely accepted modality for pain management. In fact, the efficacy of acupuncture has been cited in many respected medical journals including The Journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. One study concluded that acupuncture employed both before and after certain types of surgery expedites wound healing, reduces the levels of required pain medication, and drastically lowers drug side effects. Prescription pain medication can build up in the system to a point that the body will a high tolerance to the substance. In essence, a high tolerance means that increased levels of medication are needed to relieve pain. Millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain that can prove to be exhausting. This exhaustion can trigger other symptoms such as depression, anger, and fatigue.
Some patients that suffer from persistent pain become depressed, take over-the-counter NSAIDs daily, and can end up stomach problems because of it. Many doctors prescribe stronger medications to keep patients comfor so that they can perform their day-to-day activities. The problem with this type of pharmaceutical treatment is that it does not treat the problem and the side effects can lead to gastrointestinal issues, kidney damage, and even heart disease. Chronic pain is a condition that CAM therapists at Acupuncture of America can help handle. Whether it involves acupuncture, cupping techniques, chiropractic, or therapeutic mage, CAM has helped tens of thousands of patients live pain-free lives.
While every patient is different and requires different types of sessions, they often report an instant improvement after only one session and complete pain mitigation after three to four treatments. Acupuncture professionals in Garden Grove evaluate each patient individually, starting with a thorough examination that includes the patient?s medical history. The use of acupuncture or other CAM therapies for pain management after surgery or as a way to relieve chronic pain in place of long-term pharmaceuticals can be an extremely effective way towards living a healthier life.
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