Acupuncture is quickly becoming prioritized as a replacement to opioids for acute and chronic pain. Because of the opioid crisis in the United States, non-opioid alternatives are imperative.  Acupuncture is safe, gentle and besides being an alternative to   opioids, acupuncture is effective for everything from low back pain, to nausea, headaches, arthritis, post surgical pain and much more. Acupuncture has minimal side effects when compared to drugs.  If you have pain, acute or chronic, or know someone that suffers, may I suggest checking  for a qualified acupuncturist in your area.