Why choose acupuncture for pain and not medications?

I have seen so many people that have tried everything for all sorts of pain such as lower back pain, neck pain, knee pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome.  They finally come around to acupuncture as a last resort.  After one acupuncture treatment, there is often enough relief that the response is, “why didn’t I try this sooner?”  It is so gratifying to help these people after they have suffered for so long, but frustrating that acupuncture is used as a last resort of treatment.

So, why should a person choose acupuncture over other treatments for pain?  It works, there are no bad side effects and no interactions with other medications and alcohol.

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