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Emergency room patients are choosing acupuncture instead of painkillers at Minneapolis hospital

[KSTP TV, May 05, 2016] Overdoses from painkillers and heroin are just about as deadly as car crashes in Minnesota. Last year, 336 deaths were linked to the use of opioids or heroin. In contrast, 411 people died in crashes.

Fatal facts like that drove a Minneapolis hospital to find another way to tame the pain. Abbott Northwestern is the first hospital in not only Minnesota, but the country, to offer acupuncture in the emergency room.

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