Emergency Room Patients are Choosing Acupuncture Instead of Painkillers at Minneapolis Hospital

From KSTP:

Tanita couldn’t swallow or sleep and couldn’t take the pain anymore.  Anxious and afraid, she came to the emergency room at Abbott Northwestern for relief.

“I want pain medicine for the fever,” she said.

She wanted something to numb her suffering.  What she got was an option from Acupuncturist Adam Reinstein.

“I talked to your doctor and he wants me to see if you want acupuncture to make you more comfortable,” he said.

Instead of getting a pill, she got poked.  Reinstein inserted the tiny, thin needles in certain spots. Needles can be inserted in places such as the hands, arms and ears to stimulate nerves, muscles and tissues.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: