17-22 Segment 1: Alternatives to Opioids for Pain

05/28/2017 by Radio Health Journal

David W. Miller,
M.D., FAAP,  Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM)®, L.Ac.

Americans consume 80 percent of the opioid painkillers prescribed worldwide, ultimately resulting in the deaths of more than 20,000 Americans each year of overdoses of these drugs. The crisis is making doctors look at alternative medicine therapies for a substitute for these drugs. Experts discuss modalities that have shown success.


  • Dr. David Miller, acupuncturist and medical doctor, East West Integrated Medicine, Chicago, and spokesperson, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
  • Dr. Josie Briggs, Director, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, National Institutes of Health
  • Dr. Roger Chou, Professor of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University and Director, Pacific Northwest Evidence Based Practice Center
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