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"effective rate in the treatment of chronic pain is comparable with that of morphine."

-World Health Organization, 
2002, Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials

Pain Drugs and Adverse Effects

Acupuncture Treatment for Pain in Boise

Acupuncture for the Treatment of Pain

Neck & Shoulder Pain Acupuncture Treatment in BoiseAlthough acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to treat a wide variety of painful conditions, only recently has it become scientifically recognized as an effective pain therapy. In fact, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), acupuncture is as effective as morphine in treating chronic pain. Acupuncture treatment and related modalities have been shown clinically to trigger the central nervous system to release pain-relieving chemicals, such as endorphins (derived from the terms endogenous and morphine). Some types of natural endorphins are over 500 times stronger than morphine!

What the Drug Companies Don't Want You to Know
The World Health Organization (WHO) in 2002 released a report entitled Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials. This report Side Effects of Pain Medications & Drugsstates that acupuncture "can be regarded as the method of choice for treating many chronically painful conditions." The World Health Organization (WHO) reached this conclusion due to the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating pain and "because of the side-effects of long-term drug therapy for pain and the risks of dependence."

The list of side effects from pain relief drugs is disconcerting. Pain medications can cause liver damage, gastrointestinal complications, or kidney reactions. In addition, some pain relief drugs have been taken off the market because of an increased risk of heart attack or stroke. Acupuncture has none of these adverse effects. It is a natural, drug-free, effective pain relief option supported by data from controlled clinic trials.

Acupuncture can be effective in the treatment of pain associated with the following conditions:

      Acute Sprains     Ankle Pain
      Arthritis     Back Pain
      Bursitis     Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      Dysmenorrhea (Period Pain)     Facet Joint Pain Syndrome
      Fibromyalgia     Frozen Shoulder
      Golfer's Elbow     Headaches
      Hip Pain     Knee Pain
      Leg Pain     Low Back Pain
      Menstrual Cramps/Pain     Migraines
      Neck Pain     Osteoarthritis
      Piriformis Syndrome     Plantar Fasciitis
      Post Herpetic Neuralgia     Postoperative Pain
      Prolapsed Disc     Restless Leg Syndrome
      Rheumatoid Arthritis     Rotator Cuff Injury
      Sciatica     Shingles
      Shoulder Pain     Sinus Pressure/Pain
      Spinal Stenosis     Sports Injury
      Tendonitis     Tennis Elbow
      Thoracic Outlet Syndrome     TMJ Dysfunction