Learn to take control of your own aches and pains with these evidence-based alternatives to opioid drugs. A growing body of evidence suggests that natural pain relief options may offer significant help in managing pain. One systematic review and meta-analysis found that acupuncture, acupressure, and cupping can be effective in the treatment of pain. Another review in the Archives of Internal Medicine included 29 high quality, randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of acupuncture for chronic pain on a total of 17,922 patients. This meta-analysis found that acupuncture was superior to controls for back pain, neck pain, osteoarthritis and headache (P < .001). Other traditional treatments, such as gua sha, tai chi, qigong, and manipulation have also showed good effect. NIH research findings suggest that practicing tai chi may reduce pain from knee osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia and back pain. In this class, you will learn do-it-yourself acupressure points used by the US military in battlefield acupuncture and points used in acupuncture anesthesia for surgery. Learn how to relieve your own aches and pains and live healthy naturally.
Tuesday, January 14th, 9:30 am-11:30 am – Park Hill United Methodist Church 5209 Montview Blvd.
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