Acupuncture: A pain management alternative to opioids

When it comes to these addictive medications, addiction often stems from being prescribed an drug like oxycodone, morphine or fentanyl to manage pain. But could finding pain management alternatives be a solution to ending the nationwide epidemic?

“They just need some sort of relief and they need options instead of the opiates,” Cathy Chase said.

Cathy Chase is an acupuncturist in Madison at the Atwood Acupuncture Center. A millennia old Chinese practice, acupuncture is far from new.