If you had a bad tooth that was causing a headache, would you continue to take pain relievers to relieve the headache or would you address the tooth? Most of us find the latter to be far wiser.
As the United States faces down a dire opioid crisis, we're reminded of a vast population actually living with chronic pain. If you have been experiencing chronic pain — whether it be from an accident or injury, arthritis, illness or other cause — you likely also are experiencing chronic inflammation. Allopathic medicine defines chronic pain as a condition that can be treated but not cured. Functional medicine becomes essential then to the chronic pain sufferer who wishes to identify and heal the source of the pain, not simply treat the manifestation. Acupuncture and Frequency Specific Microcurrent can deliver non-toxic, non-addictive relief of pain as well as an additional path to resolution.