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3 Times When You Should Choose Acupuncture Instead Of Traditional Medicine

3 Times When You Should Choose Acupuncture Instead Of Traditional Medicine

Traditional medicine isn’t always available or optimal depending on your condition. So what do you do? Acupuncture is an alternative healing method used to treat chronic pain. Learn how it might work for you in this article.

If you’re in pain and pregnant, trying to avoid surgeries or pain medications, you’re in the right place

In this article, you’ll learn what you need to know in order to decide if acupuncture is the right treatment method for you. We will cover three different times you should consider acupuncture as a treatment instead of traditional medicine:

  • Acupuncture For Pain Relief While Pregnant
  • Acupuncture to Avoid Addictive Medications
  • Acupuncture as an Alternative to Surgery

Choose Acupuncture For Pain Relief While Pregnant

Christine Warren came in to see Dr. Laird Likens when she was pregnant.

Christine suffered from several conditions including foot pain, lower back pain, PTSD, tension and migraine headaches. She had been suffering for a while but when she became pregnant she could no longer take the medications she’d been prescribed.

Enter acupuncture. One of the biggest benefits of acupuncture is that it is non-invasive meaning that you can avoid surgery and medications. 

In Christine’s case, it allowed Dr. Likens the opportunity to get to the root of her pain and help her body heal naturally. That was particularly important since she was expecting a new child.

It’s important to note that Dr. Likens is extremely experienced in the field of acupuncture and how to apply treatment when serving pregnant patients. After studying acupuncture at the Logan College of Chiropractic, he went on to receive his certification from the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and his Fellowship from the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture. 

Dr. Likens has 18 years of experience which allows him to help patients like Christine.

After acupuncture and chiropractic treatment from Dr. Likens, Christine was able to lower her feet and lower-back pain from a 10 to a level 2. That was all without medication.

Even more exciting was when they were able to eliminate Christine’s migraines using adjustments and acupuncture. Christine was able to end her painful migraines without any medication.

It was a particularly happy story because the chiropractic treatment allowed Christine’s pregnancy to be much more comfortable. 

Choose acupuncture when you don’t want to use addictive pain medications

In 2012, Bryan Tena was in a car accident and suffered injuries that his doctor prescribed highly addictive pain medications for. 

Bryan found that those medications were hindering his day-to-day life. That’s when he came to see Dr. Llaird Likens. Using a treatment plan of acupuncture and chiropractic adjustments, Bryan was able to manage his pain and has now been medication free since 2014.

Many people have an aversion to these highly addictive pain medications because they do not want to become dependent or addicted. In fact, in America, 9.3 million people were using prescription painkillers illicitly in 2022.  They also know that these medications can cause their quality of life to decrease. 

This is precisely why acupuncture is a great alternative. It’s non-invasive but can truly help you manage your pain and feel better.

Choose acupuncture as an alternative to surgery

Joseph Kalbaka had been suffering since 1967 with pain and stress on his shoulders, neck and lower back. Traditional medicine told him he needed to completely fuse his back through highly invasive surgery.

Instead, Joseph sought alternative treatment. Dr. Likens was able to prescribe a treatment plan with pain modalities and acupuncture and Joseph is now managing his pain with continual treatments without surgery.

If you are experiencing pain and considering alternative, non-invasive treatment, and you live in Gulf Breeze, Navarre, Midway or Mary Esther, please call us. Dr. Llaird Likens is ready and available to schedule an appointment for you. Heis highly trained and experienced with acupuncture and looks forward to the opportunity to help you feel better.