Prince Should Have Tried Acupuncture For Chronic Pain Instead of Opioids (near Ramsey, MN)!

Prince Should Have Had Acupuncture over Pain Pills for Chronic Pain (near Ramsey, MN)!

Prince Pain Pills

Dr. Drew, former addiction center doctor explains this EPIDEMIC of Addiction to PAIN PILLS.

We CONSUME 80% of World’s Opioids; we represent 5% of the (world’s) population, we got a PROBLEM.”

-Dr. Drew

I think the news of Prince’s death due to opioid overdose hit us so hard because he was so knowingly against drug use and alcohol abuse.

It hit us hard because our image of a rock star who o.d.’s does not look like Prince. Prince was clean cut, articulate and took an anti-drugs stance.

He refused to hire anyone who used drugs. I have spoken with friends of mine who have worked with him in the past and he would always tell them he had a “no drugs” policy.

Opioids are drugs. We need to remember that.

If something works, we seem to think more will work better. It is a difficult and heart-breaking situation we are finding ourselves in, as a society. We need to take it serious.

What are alternatives to pain medications for pain relief?

Diet plays a role in inflammation and pain. Many of our patients have reduced their pain with the following:

  • Eating a gluten-free diet

  • Removing or reducing dairy

  • Adding tumeric

  • Removing or reducing refined sugar

We all know there is a HUGE problem with opioid addiction here. So, what can be done to AVOID becoming addicted to these pain meds? After all, most of us don’t start taking pain meds to become addicted or dependent on them. I certainly didn’t… it didn’t take me long before these pain medications stopped working for me…

most of us don’t start taking pain meds to become addicted or dependent on them. 

Doctors had no answers for me. This is a problem. We need answers to pain.

Luckily for me, I STOPPED. I stopped taking pills instead of upping the dose.

Luckily I was able to. The PAIN continued. SEVERE Pain. CHRONIC Pain. Eventually I stumbled upon ACUPUNCTURE and tried it, reluctantly. I was like most people who seek acupuncture medical treatment for chronic pain relief… I had exhausted all other options. It was a last resort…

I was like most people who seek acupuncture medical treatment for chronic pain relief… It was a last resort.

Please don’t wait years like me to try acupuncture for your chronic pain relief. I suffered severe, chronic pain for 17 years. DAILY. Acupuncture provided me with the pain relief I needed. Acupuncture was the answer to my prayers.


Acupuncture was the answer to my prayers.

This is why I went BACK to SCHOOL to get my Masters in Acupuncture degree, to help others get the pain relief they so desperately need and deserve through acupuncture.

Please don’t wait years like me to try acupuncture for your chronic pain relief.

Call (763) 477-1338 to Schedule Today.

Schedule Online Here.

How does Acupuncture Treat Pain?

  1. Acupuncture stimulates powerful pain-killing and anti-inflammation substances by stimulating specific acupuncture points on meridian pathways.

  2. Acupuncture stimulation communicates to the brain via the pituitary gland (master gland) which then communicates to the hypothalamus in the brain.

  3. Acupuncture alters your brain’s response to pain.

Acupuncture induces a relaxation effect whereby:

  • contracted muscles relax

  • blood circulation increases

  • patients report feeling “relaxed” after acupuncture

…So, what are you waiting for?

If you have pain, see a licensed acupuncturist.

Call (763) 477-1338 to Schedule Today.

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-Written by Aleesha Ackerman, LAc

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Aleesha and Mike Ackerman are both licensed acupuncturists and operate Ackerman Acupuncture in historic downtown Anoka, MN.

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