To Turn Opioid Addiction Around, This Clinic Tries Exercise, Meditation And Acupuncture
Excerpt "Kaiser tracked more than 80 patients over a year. It found the group’s ER visits decreased 25 percent. Inpatient admissions and total opioid doses dropped 40 percent.
Bye says the team helps patients taper off opioids and explore the benefits of alternatives like exercise, meditation, acupuncture and mindfulness. “And we found that we've had really good results getting those patients unstuck from the mud, getting them moving and living the life they want to live,”
Family medicine Dr. Heidi Clune says sometimes a pain prescription can escalate to addiction. “Our goal with is to take that patient off that opioid Island and build that bridge, and get them back to functioning with society,” Clune says. " Read more