If you haven’t already heard, let us be the first to tell you that there is an opioid crisis in North America. There are many social, economic, and medical influences behind the surge in opioid uses, but the one under the most scrutiny is the idea that prescription opioids and the management of them are a gateway to opioid abuse among some populations. And now to add to that, a meta-analysis (a study of other studies) published in the Journal of The American Medical Association (JAMA) claims that opioids may even provide limited pain relief — giving the medical industry even more of a reason to begin phasing prescription opioids out.
In today’s blog post, NGUI-MATRIX, a new innovative treatment approach to pain management, will be discussing some of the findings that have been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
What The Study Found
If there is one line that we might use to best summarize the findings of the published study, it can be found in the words of the meta-analysis’ lead author, Jason Busse, DC — “Despite widespread use, there is not enough known about the benefits and harms of opioids for chronic non-cancer pain.” It is true that opioids are used often, in fact, that is one of the reasons that meta-analysis studies like this one have been funded — because if they are not as effective as was once thought, there might be a reason for people to seek alternative means of treatment.
The significance of the meta-analysis is to find out if prescription opioids are effective in treating pain, aiding sleep, and improving physical function — while also determining if the benefits outweigh the side effects in the treatment of chronic non-cancer pain.
In the analysis, it was found that when compared to placebo, 12 percent of patients that were treated with opioids found pain relief, 8 percent noticed an improvement in their physical function, and 6 percent found that they slept better. All of these stats seem positive right? Wrong. In fact, Michael Ashburn, MD, and Lee Fleisher, MD, (of the JAMA editorial) deduced from the study that “patients who are prescribed opioids for the treatment of chronic noncancer pain will not benefit from those drugs,” and that “Given the clear risk of serious harm, opioids should not be continued without clear evidence of a clinically important benefit.”
So what does the meta-analysis tell us? Well, to put it simply, it tells us that while prescribed opioids can, in fact, help people improve their physical function, sleep better, and feel less pain, it is still a risk for people that suffer from chronic non-cancer pain. But what should people with chronic non-cancer pain do to find relief? From alternative medicine and therapies like…
Treat Chronic Non-Cancer Pain With The NGUI-MATRIX
If you are a medical care provider or a clinician, it is your duty to ensure that people have alternative pain management options to prescription opioids due to the adverse side effects that come with opioid consumption. A pain management technique that you could offer as a complementary and alternative opioid treatment is the NGUI-MATRIX, an innovative new treatment technique that has no side effects — other than pain relief, that is.
The NGUI-MATRIX utilizes brain augmentation and the redistribution of natural body energy, correcting the abnormalities that have been causing chronic pain and discomfort. The treatment is non-invasive and utilizes acupoints and reflex points to provide pain relief to people suffering from both acute and chronic pain.
Are you interested in learning more about the NGUI-MATRIX so that you can incorporate it within your pain management treatment regimen? Attend an upcoming NGUI-MATRIX conference taught by its creator Grandmaster Stanley Ngui, or book him to speak at an upcoming event of yours.