• Reducing And Eliminating Prescription Drug Usage In The Metro Detroit Area

  • Reduce Prescription Drug Usage With Acupuncture Treatment

    Our healthcare system is excessively dependent on drug therapies in the treatment of chronic and acute pain. There are many conditions that acupuncture has shown to be effective in treating. No condition is better suited for acupuncture than pain management. Whether working with acute or chronic conditions, acupuncture and Oriental medicines can help patients who suffer from pain with no side effects.

    The established medical protocols for the treatment of pain rely primarily on pharmaceutical therapies. More and more experts in pain management are starting to see the deficiencies in this approach. Specific groups, like the Veterans Affairs association, are spearheading programs to investigate different modalities to help patients reduce usage of opiate and drug prescriptions.

    Local southeastern Michigan VA centers in Ann Arbor and Saginaw currently provide acupuncture services for veterans searching for alternatives to medications for pain management. Metro Detroit Acupuncture is one of the Detroit areas few VA approved providers in the Southeast Michigan area. Through the Veterans Choice Program, veterans are able to receive acupuncture free of charge for up to 48 visits per year.

    Acupuncture and Oriental medicine has become a leading tool to help reduce the need of medications. Research has indicated that acupuncture increases the body’s ability to produce various bio-chemicals of the nervous system like dopamine, epinephrine, endorphin, serotonin, and norepinephrine. These bio-chemicals substances not only support the physical body, but also the mental and emotional components of pain management. This natural effect of acupuncture holistically supports individuals to reduce and eliminate the need for opiate drugs.

    Acupuncture can also be used to directly treat opioid addiction after pain is not longer an issue. There are specific acupuncture protocols that help with detoxification. The World Health Organization and National Institute of Health recommends acupuncture as an effective addiction therapy. These protocols can be applied for patients looking for support to quit prescription pills, drugs, alcohol and tobacco products.

    Metro Detroit Acupuncture customized acupuncture protocols are extremely effective in reducing areas and intensity of pain. Using a diverse skill set of acupuncture styles, Mr. Moutafis is able to implement a program that not only reduces pain level, but also improves that daily quality of life.

    In addition to acupuncture, Chinese herbal remedies are great adjunct therapies for daily usage in helping to treat pain. Due to our ability to customize herbal formulas, Metro Detroit Acupuncture provides safe alternatives to opioid and non-opioid medications.

    Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal medicine clinical effectiveness has been shown to be safer, and often equal or superior to opioids. Metro Detroit Acupuncture is proud to provide these safe and effective alternatives to prescription drugs.