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[CCX News, August 01, 2017]   When it comes to treating pain, doctors frequently prescribe medications containing opioids. Now, patients and physicians are exploring non-drug therapies to manage chronic pain, such as the integrative therapies practiced at Penny George Institute for Health and Healing, part of Allina Health .
August 01, 2017
[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.
May 05, 2016
[Star Tribune, March 15, 2016]   Abbott Northwestern Hospital is reporting success using acupuncture in its emergency room to treat conditions ranging from car accident injuries to migraines to kidney stones, and hoping to prove that the traditional Chinese treatment can reduce doctors’ reliance on addictive opioids to manage patients’ pain. The Minneapolis hospital was the first in the nation to staff its ER with an acupuncturist two years ago, as part of a broader campaign to promote Eastern remedies as complements to Western mainstream medicine.
March 15, 2016