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Home > Points Newsletter > July 2004

Points Newsletter - July 2004

Treatment of Withdrawal Symptoms Associated With Substance Abuse Detox With Acupuncture
A Case Study

An estimated 22.0 million Americans aged 12 or older in 2002 were classified with substance dependence or abuse – 9.4 % of the total population. Prescription drug abuse is on the rise in the United States. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, an estimated 4 million people (2% of the population aged 12 and older) were currently using certain prescription drugs non-medically. 2.6 million used pain relievers, 1.3 million used sedatives and tranquilizers, and 0.9 million used stimulants. This case addresses the misuse and dependency on sedatives (CNS depressants) and pain relievers (opiates). More...


So You've Decided To Become An Acupuncturist...

You’ve decided to take a somewhat unusual step and learn the ancient art of acupuncture, a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that’s rapidly taking hold here in the West. This decision, however, is only the first of many you will have to make in the coming years as you prepare yourself for this challenging endeavor. One of the most important questions you will face is where to look for the knowledge and practice you’ll need to be what your patients need – a caring and competent doctor, fully versed in all aspects of TCM. More...


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