Arizona Doctor Establishes Practice to Provide Medical Acupuncture as a Natural Alternative For Overmedicated Population

With opioid abuse and overmedication on the rise, local medical facility, Ahn Clinic, offers non-drug alternatives for treatment for common medical conditions and illnesses. Dr. Yang Ahn, a family physician and founder of Ahn Clinic, established his medical acupuncture clinic in Scottsdale to offer a natural path to healing.

“After many years of practicing Western medicine, I started seeing its many limitations,” said Dr. Ahn. “For many difficult medical conditions, acupuncture provides a natural way to help your body heal, while pills and injections often only cover up the symptoms.”

Medical acupuncture allows the body’s natural healing system to treat or alleviate the symptoms of various conditions, including low back pain, sciatica, neck pain, headache, many types of allergies and autoimmune disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux, anxiety, infertility, and much more. Medical acupuncture also can help patients after stroke recover faster and more complete.

“I tried it all and nothing helped to placate the pain in my leg caused by sciatica,” said local patient Tanya Williams. “After the third acupuncture treatment, I was pain free. Even though Dr. Ahn told me he could not cure me permanently, his treatments allowed me to live my normal, active life at 76.”

In the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the number of Americans taking painkillers, tranquilizers, stimulants and sedatives totaled 119 million, roughly 45 percent of the population. Along with this rise in medications comes abuse. Statistics show that Arizona has the twelfth-highest drug overdose mortality rate in the country.

Even if medications are taken as prescribed, the number of pills in a person’s system can accumulate up over the years, causing more harm than good; this is particularly common in older…

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