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3 Proven Reasons To Choose Acupuncture Over Surgery And Drugs

Acupuncture Over Surgery And DrugsAcupuncture is an ancient alternative medicine with many health benefits that has been proven to treat many ailments, from mild to moderately severe.

Traditional acupuncture is not always a cure-all, but can be a healing option for those who seek out less conventional medical methods such as prescription pills and surgeries.

Acupuncture treatments are beneficial for relieving chronic pain such as headaches, low back pain, neck/shoulder pain, osteoarthritis/knee pain, as well as many internal medicine conditions.

While surgery and prescription medication are appropriate when doctors deem them necessary, acupuncture does hold advantages over these methods being less invasive with no side effects.

Below are 3 proven reasons why acupuncture is a form of holistic medicine to try before deciding to use prescription drugs or having surgical procedures:

  1. Acupuncture IS An Alternative – More recently, prescription medications and even surgery are the last resorts to getting back to homeostasis. However, acupuncture is a safer option when all else has not worked, and studies have been conducted to support its proven effectiveness for helping with chronic pains or disorders.
  1. Minimal To No Side Effects – According to the National Institute of Health, when the procedure is carried out by professionals using sterile needles in a clean environment – then, as a result, few complications have been reported from the treatment of acupuncture.

As most surgery facilities are very sterile as well, there is still a risk of major complications from surgery which can also lead to more surgery, and there is a myriad of mild to severe side effects from prescription medications.

  1. Acupuncture Is More Cost-Effective – It’s possible that the prescription drugs that are prescribed to you are not covered or are only partially covered by your insurance. Additionally, some medicines with a 30-day supply can cost well over $100.00 for every fill.

Surgery can also be very expensive and often, additional costs that were not included in the initial cost breakdown add up and greatly increase the total amount. Unfortunately, most surgery procedures are also not covered by your minimal coverage insurances.

Acupuncture is proven to effectively treat a plethora of conditions – from allergies and headaches to Rheumatoid arthritis and insomnia.

If you live in the Los Angeles area and would like to try acupuncture treatment, trust in the expert care at WellStream Acupuncture. Contact us today at 323-463-9355 to learn more!