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“Physical therapy could lower need for opioids” – It works better when combined with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine

Just saw Dr. Bishop’s article “Physical therapy could lower need for opioids” on Gainesville Sun.  He was my functional anatomy professor when I attended UF’s PT school and was my mentor during my residency.  What a great teacher and awesome guy! The title tells the story but the article itself is an interesting read.  

If you have not read it here is the link: 

What I would add is this: acupuncture  can enhance the benefit of physical therapy and lower the need for opioids. 

A patient of mine needed physical therapy after his knee replacement surgery.  He was in so much pain that he needed opioid but the drug had a nasty side-effect: hallucination.  He was seeing people who did not exist.  When he stopped taking the drug, however, he could not go through the necessary physical therapy rehab program due to the excruciating pain.  He was frustrated and scared when he came to see me.  With an acupuncture prescription and a Chinese herbal medicine formula tailored specifically for him to ease pain and break down scar tissues, he was able to resume physical therapy with no opioids.  Now his knee is as good as new!

Where to find the best acupuncturist in Gainesville?

If you have been suffering from chronic back pain, you might benefit from the services of the best acupuncturist in town. Talk to our acupuncturist and also physiotherapist at Guan Physical Therapy and Acupuncture, Gainesville to get the best assessment and acupuncture options for your health needs. For more information, please Contact Us.


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