RT offers a natural alternative to unnecessary drug use and drug abuse
Prescription drug abuse is fastest growing drug problem in the United States.
The US has been manipulated into becoming a polypharmacy nation. In just one decade, from 1992 to 2002, the number of prescriptions written increased by 61 percent and the number of opiate prescriptions increased by almost 400 percent.
Relieving Pain in America by The Institute of Medicine
Pain is a major driver for visits to physicians, a major reason for taking medications, it is
a major cause of disability, and a key factor in quality of life and productivity.
Given the burden of pain in human lives, dollars, and social consequences, relieving pain should be a national priority.
Because pain varies from patient to patient, healthcare providers should increasingly aim at tailoring pain care to each person’s experience, and self-management of pain should be promoted.